Dean/Wolf Architects

Dean/Wolf Architects

New York, NY


Implied Rotation Townhouse

Implied Rotation Townhouse is a relocated eighteenth century TriBeCa townhouse that has an unusual rear garden adjacent to the public court of a large housing complex.

Inspired by the movement implied in Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, curvilinear feminine cuts catch the eye to slow the body's pace as privacy decreases in descent. The twist of the laser-cut and folded stainless-steel bands suspending the stair anticipates the trajectory of the body as it circles the stair. Mirroring the material rotations are spatial rotations - twisting voids between the bands. These curvilinear gaps are echoed by the sculptural openings that are cut from the corners of the larger volume. The fluid figuration of the supporting structure manipulates perception and binds ground plane to sky plane - creating a luxurious space of dynamic repose.

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US