Open Staircase Serves as Partition

This interesting space has a double use, it can be use a regular staircase but I can also be used as a partisan to separate the kitchen from the living space, cool idea right?
Note: a fireplace built into the kitchen island is not a bad idea either…open-staircase-design-partition-saota-1.jpgopen-staircase-design-kitchen-saota-2.jpg