What if you could run a mile high without ever leaving your apartment building?
With AMY KESSLER.
Yale School of Architecture / Keller Easterling / Advanced Studio
This proposal for a tower in Las Vegas combines housing and well-being to provide a counterpoint to the market of extreme consumption in the city. Its basic building block is a two-stack housing module that when assembled generates a double-helix, with residential units along one spine, and a mile-long vertical fitness path along the other. We developed ‘Emotipix,’ a three-part interactive facade system to promote emotional and physical health while working as a source of funding for a self-sustaining building. Moving beyond the form of a tower, we continued to explore the re-aggregation of the housing module to discover its potential to engage other program types.