Archinect - Features 2014-04-20T20:07:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/36325414/the-crit-thoughts-on-moma-s-foreclosed-rehousing-the-american-dream The CRIT: Thoughts on MoMA's Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream Guy Horton 2012-01-30T15:25:00-05:00 >2012-02-05T00:37:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k5/k5zu012jh3zl9jsq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work."</em><br> &mdash; Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846-1912)</p> <p> <em>&ldquo;yes i was wondering how i go about not lossing my house it has been in my wifes famlily for over a hundred years my wife was layed&nbsp; off the morgage company wouldnt talk to us because she was layed&nbsp; off and now we are so far behind we cant get cought&nbsp; up so now we are loosing our home is there help out there for me&rdquo;</em><br> &mdash; unedited comment from MoMA workshop blog (2011)</p> <p> <br> In<em> <a href="http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/category/foreclosed-current/" target="_blank">Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream</a>, </em>part of MoMA&rsquo;s <em>Issues in Contemporary Architecture</em> series, five architects-in-residence and their interdisciplinary teams [1] were challenged to &ldquo;engage in a rethinking of housing and related infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation.&rdquo; The investigation also sought to &ldquo;begin a conversation,&rdquo; on the &ldquo;recent&rdquo; (though painfully on-going) foreclosure crisis by examining su...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/4745896/ps1-yap-2011-wrap-up PS1 YAP 2011 Wrap-up bryan boyer 2011-06-13T14:30:00-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phx14hgomz4ng96k.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> With the winning PS1 entry by Interboro Partners <a href="http://www.interboropartners.net/2011/holding-pattern-installation/" target="_blank">being installed right now</a>, Archinect takes a moment to catch up with Formlessfinder, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/104651/2011-ps1-young-architects-program-people-s-choice-award" target="_blank">winner of the Peoples' Choice Award</a>, to talk about the how and the why of innovative architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/104651/2011-ps1-young-architects-program-people-s-choice-award 2011 PS1 Young Architects Program People's Choice Award bryan boyer 2011-02-23T13:00:38-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sfp4k8arprbvxugl.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Archinect is pleased to announce the PS1 People's Choice Award, an honor bestowed upon the PS1 competition entry that is selected by public vote as the architectural community's favorite.</strong></p> <p> In 2000 the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 launched the <a href="http://ps1.org/yap/" target="_blank">Young Architects Program</a> (YAP), an annual competition to design and build an installation in the iconic triangular courtyard of MoMA PS1. Although MoMA's goals for the competition are rather modestly stated as to "provide visitors with an outdoor recreational area for the summer... making the best use of the pre-existing space and available materials," the competition quickly became a venue for architectural innovation and a platform from which practices such as SHoP, ROY, and nArchitects stepped into the big league.</p> <p> Now in its twelfth incarnation, the PS1 YAP competition is beginning to show signs that its competitors have outgrown their hosts as an increasing number of entrants feel compelled to look beyond the creation of shade and...</p>