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Stairs of the future?

Stairs of the future?

(0:24) Our cities are growing up. A Dutch research lab has rethought the humble staircase and come up with "Vertical Walking". From Vimeo: "Vertical Walking is a new proposal to move ourselves between floors in a building. Exploiting the potential of the human body and materials, less than 10% of the effort is required, compared to taking stairs. No external energy is needed. This prototype has been successfully tested by a wide range of users, including MS suffering Angelica, Nigerian amputee Abiodun as well as young office tower workers who found it 'incredibly cool'."

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Ace7 Ace7 (538 days ago)

What if you are upstairs and the mechanism is downstairs?

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What if you are upstairs and the mechanism is downstairs?

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Guest: kidder23 (539 days ago)

how do you get furniture into the bedroom?

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how do you get furniture into the bedroom?

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Tsuki Tsuki (538 days ago)
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Pointless, Sheba is never delivered upstairs.

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Pointless, Sheba is never delivered upstairs.

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Guest: (539 days ago)

Great they have basically invented a staircase that only one person can use at any time.

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Great they have basically invented a staircase that only one person can use at any time.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (539 days ago)

It saves a lot of space. Probably really good for old people who find stairs difficult. Since it only takes 10% the energy of conventional stairs, it could be designed with a luggage area.

Interestingly, Dutch houses have dangerously steep and narrow staircases. I think it was something to do with how buildings were taxed.

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It saves a lot of space. Probably really good for old people who find stairs difficult. Since it only takes 10% the energy of conventional stairs, it could be designed with a luggage area.

Interestingly, Dutch houses have dangerously steep and narrow staircases. I think it was something to do with how buildings were taxed.

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Guest: (538 days ago)

Doesn't save that much space. You have to calculate how many people may need the route at any time (such as a fire evacuation), and make sure there are enough columns available. I'm glad the architects of the Twin Towers didn't use this.

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Doesn't save that much space. You have to calculate how many people may need the route at any time (such as a fire evacuation), and make sure there are enough columns available. I'm glad the architects of the Twin Towers didn't use this.

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Guest: Andrew52 (539 days ago)

How can you carry anything up?

Tea Trat

Washing to dry,

the cat

the baby

etc..

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How can you carry anything up?

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Washing to dry,

the cat

the baby

etc..

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