Year / 2012
Irregular Steps is a public installation set to pose a question to the situation in which almost every urban environment is planed under rationalistic approaches.
Normal stairs repeat same rhythm, repetition of same height and depth, so people need to follow that. However, it can be imagined each has their own comfortable rhythm to climb up and down. With this installation which consists of several different heights, people can choose a preferable course to go up and down, every time in a different rhythm like trekking.
Taking a shape of stairs, this project is developed as Kosuke's design manifest: anti-standardisation. Rationality is not the only answer for comfort. Complexity could also be comfort depending on context.
Concept, Design, Research and Development, Production: Kosuke Araki