Stairway or ladder?

Hi to everybody,
Today I’ll show my new design. This design is the mix between a normal stairway and a ladder, in fact, as you can see, is a folding stairway.

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When it is unfold it can look like a normal stairway. It’s big enough, and you can use it pretty comfortable.

But when the stairway is folded, it’s almost invisible, andit takes up less than a normal ladder.

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You have the advantages of one stairway when you must go up and go down, and you have the advantages of a ladder when it’s folded, it takes up very small space, no more than a big-picture hanged in a wall.

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You’ll see in the next pictures, the stairways when is folded. It only takes up less than 50mm in deep. It is completely plain, the treads are totally aligned and vertical.02-07-2015 23-33-40

Now begin to unfold the stairway, the treads begin to rotate to his position.

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Finally, the stairway is completely open, and all the treads are horizontal, parallel with the floor.

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All the treads are the same piece, but is not joined by the same way.
The treads are joined by rotated ones from others.

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This step design is for one clear reason, it’s for have more tread footstep and, although the stairway are very sloped, you have more than enough space for going up.

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The sides of the stairway have crevices and slotted to make possibly the movement of the stairway.

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Advantages:
Little space.
High slop. (35º)
Big step space.

Disadvantages :
No railing.
Not as solid as a fixed stairway.

Designed in SolidWorks

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