Michael Kirchmann of Global Design Strategies (GDSNY) has designed and completed installation of a striking new 80 foot long art wall on Park Avenue in New York City.
Global Design Strategies (GDSNY) has designed and completed construction on a striking new 80 foot long artwall installation at 1951 Park Avenue in New York City. The project developers engaged Michael Kirchmann of GDSNY to develop a bold design statement for a large and prominent wall on the main façade of the building facing Park Avenue. Using a material palette of glass and aluminum fins, the artwork employs a dynamic surface geometry that changes depending on the viewer’s vantage point. The changing physicality of the surface uses light, reflections and shadow to create depth and movement along the building’s façade, which is further emphasized when viewed from a moving train car on the adjacent raised Metro North tracks. The moiré-type effect also adjusts depending on whether you are traveling north or south on Metro North, or traveling at the street level. GDSNY used algorithmic modeling to produce the design drawings and export the component metrics for fabrication. Completed 2015.