Spinal Staircase: Bare-Bones Steps Inspired by Vertebrae | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

The backbone of a whale may sound like a strange place to draw inspiration, but nature often features forms that have evolved well to fit certain purposes. Andrew McConnell conceived [a staircase] as a modular set of components that can be deployed in a spiral, each element supporting the next – the only variation would occur in the top and bottom pieces that connect to landings