The advent of new technology in the construction industry over the last decade has made possible for designers and professionals to explore previously uncharted territory with regards to complexity. CNC machining and laser cutting technology have become more accessible today, making it easy to fabricate intricate patterns which would otherwise prove tasking for builders. This new technology is widely used in creating interior screens and partitions as well as elements for exterior facades.
Another notable application would be railings for staircases. A variety of shapes, forms materials are beginning to replace the repetitive balusters that one would typically find on a given staircase. Here are 12 examples of creative railing designs using this new technology. Images courtesy Architecture & Design.