STUDIO C ARCHITECTS

177 E. 87ST. ENTRY LOBBIES


Porject Type: Commercial

Location: New York, NY

Size: 500 SF

Status: Proposal


The building is a composite of several residential entities. The need for an entry dedicated to the residential units became apparent after the existing entry lobby transitioned into commercial use. In order to overcome a sense of compression created by dimensional restraints, the entry space was designed to be flooded with diffused light. The given space was abstracted to pure rectangular volumes, and a single face of each volume is constructed of backlit LED glass panels that enable light to define such volumes. These light planes vary from ceiling to wall, establishing the entry sequence as a continuous path of light.