Why bother with stairs and cutbacks when you’ve got ramps like these! Our friends at Oobject.com have 18 examples of these spectacular spiralling inclines.
Andalucia S Museum of Memory
Norman Foster building for London’s Mayor
The Lingottto factory is an overlooked wonder of the world, full of stunning structural concrete, such as this spiral ramp and, of course, the racetrack on the roof.
Possibly the most famous spiral in modern architecture
Freyssinet built some of France’s most interesting structures so this bizarre piece could have been a reality. A half mile high skyscraper with a spiral ramp for cars to ascend.
A modernist classic at London Zoo. Penguins look modernist, I guess.
To celebrate a new openness and democracy, Norman Foster’s renovation of the Berlin parliament is topped with a transparent spiral viewing gallery.
A classic building by Pereira Luckman and one of the many iconic modern architecture images by Julius Schulman
Like the head of a shepherd’s staff.
A multi-storey bicycle garage in the Netherlands.
The spaced treads make this famous staircase more like a ramp.