Studio MDA

KIPSBAY

HELIXs Kips Bay

Residential, New York, 2012

New York | 2012

Helix is the Greek word for spiral; the facade we propose is a highly efficient sustainability tool which would encircle our building in a smooth space curve, bridging the inside (Units) with the outside (Park, Pedestrian Street, Open Spaces) while emphasizing the common spaces and recreational areas throughout the building. The design will make the building appear to be in constant smooth motion, which will highlight the interaction between the different levels and engage the casual observer.