Spiral ramp staircase of World's Safest House

Spiral ramp staircase of World's Safest House

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Credit: GEORGE OLSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The World's Safest House. The main stairway of what is claimed to be the World's safest house. The stairway consists of a smooth spiral ramp which curves around the central living area of the house. Architect Eugene Tsui's building is composed entirely of curved structures, and is claimed to be earthquake-proof, safe from damage by termites and fire-resistant. The large window at upper right, sixteen feet in diameter, is designed to provide passive solar space heating for the house. Tsui built the house in a residential street in Berkeley, California.

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Keywords: architecture, building technology, earthquake proof house, fire resistant house, fireproof house, house, interior design, safest house, safety house, spiral stair, stairway, world's safest, world's safest house

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