caliper studio: 'genetic stair'
jun 03, 2009
caliper studio: 'genetic stair'


‘genetic stair’ by caliper studio
photo © ty cole
image courtesy caliper studio

caliper studio designed a three thousand square foot duplex apartment renovation
in a building on new york’s upper west side. their solution removed all existing
vertical circulation and connected the two floors with a new feature stair, located
centrally in the apartment, free from all walls and supported only at the top
and bottom.

caliper studio used advanced digital techniques for fabrication. custom code was
developed to marry the generative potential of 3D architectural modeling with
the analytic power of structural design software.

‘genetic stair’ is made with polished stainless steel, white translucent Corian
and low iron glass.


‘genetic stair’
photo © ty cole
image courtesy caliper studio


‘genetic stair’
photo © ty cole
image courtesy caliper studio


‘genetic stair’
photo © ty cole
image courtesy caliper studio


‘genetic stair’
photo © ty cole
image courtesy caliper studio


‘genetic stair’
photo © ty cole
image courtesy caliper studio


‘genetic stair’
photo © ty cole
image courtesy caliper studio


‘genetic stair’
photo © ty cole
image courtesy caliper studio


‘genetic stair’
photo © ty cole
image courtesy caliper studio


‘genetic stair’
photo © ty cole
image courtesy caliper studio


‘genetic stair’
image courtesy caliper studio


‘genetic stair’
image courtesy caliper studio

general info
design, detailing, fabrication and installation: caliper studio
structural engineering: GMS

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