Caliper Studio's Genetic Stair is the central element of a duplex apartment renovation in the Upper West Side.
Nicholas Desbiens writes:
The Genetic Stair represents the culmination of a fully integrated generative design process. The design team used advanced digital design techniques from the earliest conceptual stages, through performative analysis and onwards to fabrication. Custom code was developed to marry the generative potential of 3D architectural modeling with the analytic power of structural design software. The result was an automated evolutionary process in which populations of stairs were created in compliance with strict fabrication constraints and then rated for structural performance.
The best part of this project is that they fabricated it themselves! See documentation of this here.
Top photo by Ty Cole.