Why You Should Forget The Elevator

If you think you wanted to go all "Jetsons" on us and only ride some high-tech elevators, just wait until you see these staircases! Originally featured on Architizer, these innovative yet functional pieces of architecture will have you stepping up your stair game. 

Thanks to Hofman Dujardin Architects, this staircase became the centerpiece in the atrium of a renowned law firm near the Dutch Parliament. Click the photo for the full article showcasing the entire project.

Thanks to Hofman Dujardin Architects, this staircase became the centerpiece in the atrium of a renowned law firm near the Dutch Parliament. Click the photo for the full article showcasing the entire project.

Further research led us to the Travel section of the New York Times, where the staircase featured in the film "Midnight in Paris" caught our eye. We can't help but dream of the beautiful interior of the Church of Saint Etienne du Mont in the Latin Quarter.

This colorful creation, brought to you by Jeff Kahane + Associates, is only surpassed by its views of St. Paul's Cathedral and the London skyline. Again, click the image for the full project story!

This colorful creation, brought to you by Jeff Kahane + Associates, is only surpassed by its views of St. Paul's Cathedral and the London skyline. Again, click the image for the full project story!

Buzzfeed has us perusing the latest addition to my wish-list, a combo staircase-aquarium! 

These are just a few of the masterpieces that caught our eye, but we bet just this snapshot will have you thinking twice about taking the elevator!