Ground-up multi-family building with three apartments including a penthouse duplex with a large terrace. The site overlooks a park and is situated in a zone of transition between single family homes and larger multi-family buildings. The volume composition, divided into two, addresses both scales.
One of the volumes is rotated to maximize park views and southern light exposure while at the same time maintaining unobstructed views of the park from the street intersection. The sculptural sky-lit public staircase creates a dramatic entrance while reconciling the geometries; in other words, the staircase allows the apartments’ interior layout to be orthogonal, despite the volume rotation.