These lovely stairs were designed by APOLLO Architects in their newest building in Kitayama-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo called Ring. The overall look is serene and airy but the staircase makes me a bit nervous. Chi is a very important element in Feng Shui. The energy of a home needs to move smoothly and effortlessly for the occupants to receive the greatest benefit. If energy or Chi is not moving in the best way, it can be corrected with the help of Feng Shui adjustments.
When risers (or the back of stairs) are not present in the staircase, energy cannot flow correctly as it will fall through the space between the steps.
An easy fix? Place plants below the stairs so that if the chi does seep through, the upward energy of the plants (plants signify upward growth) will help raise the chi back up. And who doesn’t love a beautiful indoor plant landscape? Some examples are below.
Read more about the Apollo project at Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/skim-milk-ring-by-apollo-architects/#ixzz1rpa5KNhC