Armani Fifth Ave. / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Located in on 5th Avenue in New York City is this mind-blowing staircase in the Armani Store. It was designed by Italian architects, Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas, and built from 2007 to 2009.

From the office:

Situated in the centre of New York, in one of the street more known, the project takes up the first three floors of two buildings localized between the 5th Avenue and the 56th Street.

The nucleus of the project is the staircase that connects the floors. It’s a structure wrought with the radiator grill of steel, covered with plastic material that highlights the look of sculpture. It’s an element completely indipendent that can be assimilated with difficulty to a simple geometric figure, that originates a whirlwind with a great dymanism, and around of it there are the different levels that receives the Armani’s world.

The movement of the ribbons that constitutes it, brings to the different floors, just skimming them and disenchanting the possibility to recognize the geometry and the static.

The same movement arrives to lap the vertical surfaces tranferring to it a share of the dynamism. The general layout of every floor develops on the always different flexures, that enriches of shades the lightness of wall coloured mastic…

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