W 8TH ST. STATION / by drap drap

WEST 8TH ST. SUBWAY STATION - ACCONCI STUDIO - NEW YORK - 2004


MTA(Metropolitan Transportation Administration) Acconci Studio (Vito Acconci), Daniel Frankfurt (HDR),  

I briefly collaborate at the CA phase with several RFI and detail documents. WAVE-A-WALL, W 8th St. Subway Station Façade, Coney Island 2006 / MTA-standard porcelain enamel panels, galvanized & painted steel tubes, stainless-steel woven mesh.

Like a wave of the ocean, like the sand in waves…The façade twists from in to out, & vice versa; when it reaches a breaking point, it opens to make a view. Here & there the façade bulges just far enough in or out to make a long seat.

Vito Acconci.