New York City is made up of a predominantly rectilinear environment, based
on a right angle grid. Perhaps not coincidentally, the city also ranks among the
most stressed out cities in the world. New research points to the notion that
environments based on the shape of a circle may aid in the improvement of
human well-being. This project explores what possibilities a change [+270°] –
from the right angle grid [90°] to an environment based on the shape of a circle
[360°] – holds for the future of architectural design, and thus for human well-being.
***This project was awarded Best Of Show for FIT's 2016 Graduating Student Exhibition