Shelton Mindel has designed a penthouse duplex loft as a technicolour mirror to reflect the city that surrounds it.
The presence of the building's water tank, as well as those throughout the city's landscape, inspired the form that generates the division of spaces, yet permits views and layers of transparency throughout.
A carefully crafted object derived from pure geometry sculpts and differentiates the public area, offers exposure to the sky plane above, access to the roof, and acts as an entry and gallery space.
The pure geometric forms are comprised of a rotunda and glass cage rising through the ceiling. The curved glass vault frees the rotunda as it comes through the roof. Punches in the rotunda reveal the shape of the double helix stainless steel and concrete stair.
Designer: Shelton Mindel
Project: FlatIron Aerie