Archinect - News 2016-05-27T00:52:04-04:00 Editor's Picks #441 Nam Henderson 2016-02-12T12:41:00-05:00 >2016-02-14T01:47:20-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in January,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;reviewed &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOME(less)</a>&rdquo; a photo exhibition at USC, co-curated by local designers and Colorblock partners Sofia Borges and Susan Nwankpa.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Perrodin</a>&nbsp;was impressed "<em>This is very thoughtful, playful and ultimately humanizing. &nbsp;Good job.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;featured <strong>Student Works:</strong> from &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Heresy of Function, Reprise</a>,&rdquo; a senior project studio at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a> run by Frank Clementi (of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale Studios</a>).&nbsp;<strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong> commented "<em>This is great stuff, full of genuinely lovely ideas, Cooper-esque.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Merrill won the 2016 Driehaus Prize</a>.&nbsp;<strong>midlander</strong> commented "<em>His buildings are most definitely modern in the ordinary sense - he works largely in the vernacular of current US suburban architecture. Which a lot of architects are conditioned to despise. But the best ones are inventive and memorable.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;had the chance to&nbsp;speak with him for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions One-to-One #8</a>.</p><p><strong>EKE</strong> offered praise "<em>really thoughtful inter...</em></p> What's the Big Deal‽ – Assemble, Serpentine and YAP winners, and BIG controversy on Archinect Sessions #52, with special guest co-host Will Galloway Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-11T18:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T12:49:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Long-time Archinector and reliably sane commentator <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> joins us from his base in Tokyo to discuss the weekly news, including&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his interview with Assemble</a>, crucially taking place mere weeks before they won the Turner Prize. While news from Bjarke Ingels Group commanded the feistiest comment threads this week &ndash; with renderings of BIG's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spiraling Hudson Yards tower</a> provoking debate over craft in skyscrapers, and the firm being selected to design the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion for 2016</a> in their last last eligible year &ndash; recent news included big wins for firms both star-studded and unknown. MoMA PS1 named <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Escobedo Sol&iacute;z Studio as the 2016 winner of its Young Architects Program</a>, for their "Weaving the Courtyard" submission, while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dame Zaha Hadid received her RIBA Gold Medal</a> (the first woman to win solo). Lastly, for you planning wonks, we throw in a brief discussion of a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversial proposed ballot measure</a> to halt big developments in Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 52 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Ses...</strong></a></p> Escobedo Solíz Studio is the winner of MoMA PS1's 2016 Young Architects Program Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-01T15:27:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:04:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Mexico-city based firm Escobedo Sol&iacute;z Studio, founded in 2011 by Lazbent Pavel Escobedo and Andres Sol&iacute;z, has been announced as the winner of MoMA and MoMA PS1&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architects Program</a>&nbsp;(YAP).</p><p>The annual competition (now in its 17th year) is aimed at emerging architectural talent, giving young designers the chance to exhibit in an interactive, urban setting during the PS1&rsquo;s summer programming. As stipulated within the competition, the winner's design must provide shade, seating and water, and &ldquo;address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.&rdquo; Prior winners have included <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jaque</a>&nbsp;(2015), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a>&nbsp;(2014), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CODA</a>&nbsp;(2013), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOS</a> (2009), and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WORKac</a> (2008), among others.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Escobedo Sol&iacute;z Studio&rsquo;s winning proposal, &ldquo;Weaving the Courtyard,&rdquo; will install &ldquo;platforms of soil and water&rdquo; and &ldquo;a reflective wading pool&rdquo; in PS1&rsquo;s courtyard, all underneath a colorful woven canopy. The installation will debut as the setting for Warm Up, PS1's summer music series, beginning in e...</p> A visit to "ALL THAT IS SOLID", winner of the Young Architects Program at the Istanbul Modern Ellen Hancock 2015-10-30T05:12:00-04:00 >2015-11-05T20:47:57-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Istanbul is a city constantly evolving and forever feeling the pull of east and west, of tradition and modernity, and defined by its contrasts. Poised at the edge of the Bosphorus on the European side of the city, the Istanbul Modern museum situates itself at the center of it all.</p><p>Currently the gallery is hosting part of the Istanbul Biennial, which this year is divided between six locations across the city, stretching as far as the Princess Islands and Northern Bosphorus. Named &ldquo;Saltwater,&rdquo; the Biennial asks the viewer to take a much more leisurely approach to viewing and consider the context of its in situ context.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Like much of Istanbul, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Istanbul Modern</a> and surrounding site is currently undergoing a transformation into a tourist hub. &ldquo;ALL THAT IS SOLID&rdquo; by Istanbul-based PATTU, the winning installation for this year&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architects Program</a> at the Istanbul Modern (a direct collaboration with the MoMA PS1 program of the same name), is inspired by this constant, cyclical change ...</p> What happens to the MoMA PS1 Young Architecture Program pavilions after Warm Up is Over? Nicholas Korody 2015-08-25T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T19:28:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For nearly two decades, the Young Architect's Program (YAP) has brought both young and established talent to MoMA PS1's courtyard to form a welcome space for overheated crowds that often interact with the work during the institution's popular Warm Up series [...] So what happens to the pavilions and their creators once the DJs pack up their gear, the throngs of people leave, and the summer is over?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Artnet news looked at the afterlife of some of YAP pavilions that have graced the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Queens. Here's a quick summary of some of the featured anecdotes:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SHoP Architects "Dunescape," 2000</strong></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>, the firm behind the recently-inaugurated Barclays Center in Brooklyn, designed "Dunescape" comprising cedar structures that you could climb over and in. At the end of the summer, the wood was donated to a trade school where it used for woodworking practice.</p><p>More on SHoP Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber HQ headed to San Francisco's Mission Bay</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Tom Wiscombe Architecture&nbsp;"Light-Wing," 2003</strong></p><p>The designer behind the "Old Bank District Museum" projects slated for Downtown LA, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Wiscombe</a>'s pavilion for MoMA PS1 featured shallow pools and a translucent roof. The structure was built with aluminum pipe and mesh, which was later sold for scrap.&nbsp;</p><p>More on Tom Wiscombe Architecture</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a peek at Tom Wiscombe's "underground" Old Bank District Muse...</a></li></ul> Editor's Picks #422 Nam Henderson 2015-07-06T13:40:00-04:00 >2015-09-10T03:02:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;interviewed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jacque (of the Office for Political Innovation</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">) about </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COSMO</a>, the winning entry of this year&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1 </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architect&rsquo;s Program</a> competition.&nbsp;Therein he argued "<em>I believe that the architect&rsquo;s role nowadays can also be providing alternatives, and enriching through diversity the collective catalogue of desirable possibilities</em>."</p><p><strong>Thayer-D</strong> commented "<em>I don't think this qualifies as architecture, but it's very interesting</em>"&nbsp;to which <strong>Kozumelle</strong> responded "<em>I have seen this in person and it is not architecture in the strictest sense but still a wonderful, fantastic idea. Jaque's ideas are always politically charged and veer into other territories and he does it well</em>."</p><p>Plus, for <strong>Screen/Print #34</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;featured the latest edition of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KTISMA</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, from the </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oregon&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Allied Arts</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a> selected <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris-based </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moreau Kusunoki Architectes</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> as the grand-prize winners</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> likes...</p> Archinect Sessions Episode #18: Moonwalking Or (The Expected Virtue of Social Architecture) with Andrés Jaque, winner of MoMA PS1's YAP Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-26T13:38:00-05:00 >2015-03-09T14:05:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Winner of this year's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program</a>, Andr&eacute;s Jaque of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office for Political Innovation</a>, joins us on the podcast this week to discuss his winning design, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COSMO</a>. In a continued thread from last year's YAP, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living's "Hy-Fi"</a>, Jaque's COSMO focuses on issues of sustainability and ecology &ndash; its main element is a series of pipes that will purify water with biological treatments.</p><p>Before winning the YAP, Jaque's office already had a piece in MoMA's permanent collection,&nbsp;<em>IKEA Disobedients&nbsp;</em>(2011), the museum's first "architectural performance" acquisition.&nbsp;COSMO will be installed from June 23 through September 7.</p><p>As always, you can send us&nbsp;your architectural legal issues, comments or questions via twitter #archinectsessions,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">email</a>&nbsp;or call us at (213) 784-7421. And if you can, we'd love for you to rate us on iTunes or Stitcher!</p><p>Listen to episode eighteen of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Moonwalking Or (The Expected Virtue of Social Architecture) with Andres Jaque, winner of MoMA P...</p> YAP 2015 winner Andrés Jaque/Office to install "Cosmo" at MoMA PS1 this summer Justine Testado 2015-02-05T19:06:00-05:00 >2015-02-05T19:13:31-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>MoMA PS1 announced today that "COSMO" by Andr&eacute;s Jaque/Office for Political Innovation is the winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program competition. Every year, the YAP winning design is realized into a temporary outdoor installation placed in the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York during the annual Warm Up summer music festivities in late June. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP</a> proposals have to provide seating, shade, and water, and also follow guidelines that address environmental issues and sustainability.</p><p>Made of customized irrigation components, COSMO is described as a moveable party artifact that is also biochemically engineered to filter and purify 3,000 gallons of water in a period of four days. The structure will continuously eliminate suspended particles and nitrates, balance pH levels, and increase the level of dissolved oxygen. As a result, the same body of water will become more purified with each cycle.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Similar to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year's winning installation "Hy-Fi"</a>, COSMO is more than...</p> MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 finalists are announced Justine Testado 2014-11-13T13:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:02:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five finalists have been selected for the MoMA PS1 2015 Young Architects Program. The popular yearly program shines the spotlight on emerging architects and invites them to develop an innovative, temporary outdoor urban installation for the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, New York for summer 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andres Jaque / Office for Political Innovation</a>, Madrid/New York</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brillhart architecture</a>, Miami</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erin Besler</a>, Los Angeles</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bittertang Farm</a>, New York</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Benjamin Dillenburger</a>, Toront</li></ul><p>Finalists will now begin to work on their proposals. Their designs must provide seating, shade, and water, and also follow guidelines that address environmental issues and sustainability. Only one project will be the winner.</p><p>Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p><p>Related:<br><a title="YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer</a><br><a title="Finalists for MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finalists for MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program</a><br><a title="The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series</a><br>&nbsp;</p> Editor's Picks #375 Nam Henderson 2014-07-09T19:31:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T13:37:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Inspired by the 2014 Venice Biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Esther Sperber</a>&nbsp;penned the <strong>Op-Ed</strong> in which she argues that contemporary architecture must shift&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From (EX)CITE to (IN)CITE</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;In response <strong>Thayer-D</strong> wrote "<em>There's no rule that says architects can't stimulate both the senses and the intellect, as many great architects have done in the past, yet it's architecture's public nature that makes it imperative to not lose sight of how most people engage with it, and that is not through words</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;posted the news,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid wins the </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">esign Museum&rsquo;s Designs of the Year Award 2014</a>.&nbsp;Despite (or perhaps due to?) some critics, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;commented&nbsp;"<em>I think all the criticism Zaha is getting for her stance on human rights is totally appropriate and deserved. &nbsp;And I have very mixed feelings about her body of work. But I find this building in particular hard to resist - it's just gorgeous. Perfectly balanced</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Creators Project</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> interviewed David Benjamin</a>, creator of MoMA PS1's...</p> Interview with David Benjamin, creator of MoMA PS1's "Hy-Fi" Mushroom Tower Archinect 2014-07-01T14:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-03T11:33:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"[...] In this project, we're using a living organism as a factory. So the living organism of mycellium, or hyphae, which is basically a mushroom root, basically makes our bricks for us. It grows our bricks in about five days with no energy required, almost no carbon emissions, and it's using basically waste&mdash; agricultural byproducts, chopped up cornstalks. This mushroom root fuses together this biomass and makes solid bricks which we can kind of tune to be different properties."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few more photos of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Hy-Fi</em></a>, the locally-sourced, virtually waste-less biostructure by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a>, which just debuted in the courtyard of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Photos by</em><em> Andrew Nunes.</em></p><p>In the video below, David Benjamin talks with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Creators Project</a> about building the structure from&nbsp;agricultural waste and mushroom root, MOMA PS1's interest in sustainability, and how the Hy-Fi could revolutionize waste-less architecture.</p> YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer Justine Testado 2014-02-05T15:20:00-05:00 >2014-09-10T13:30:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After winning the 2014 Young Architects Program <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">out of five finalists</a>, emerging architect David Benjamin and his firm, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a> will temporarily transform the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York when the summer season rolls in.<br><br>YAP projects had to provide seating, shade, and water, and also follow guidelines that address environmental issues and sustainability.&nbsp; The Living's proposal, titled "Hy-Fi", will feature circular organic brick towers made of corn stalk and living root structures. Set to open in late June, the temporary installation will be a memorable summer spectacle.<br><br>Here's more detail into the project's design:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>"Using biological technologies combined with cutting-edge computation and engineering to create new building materials, The Living will use a new method of bio-design, resulting in a structure that is 100% organic material. The structure temporarily diverts the natural carbon cycle to produce a building that grows out of nothing but earth an...</p> Finalists for MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program Justine Testado 2013-11-14T16:58:00-05:00 >2014-09-10T13:32:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five finalists were selected this week for the MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program. The annual program gives young emerging architects the chance to develop an innovative, temporary urban installation for the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, New York in summer 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 2014 YAP finalists are:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collective-LOK</a> - Jon Lott, William O&rsquo;Brien Jr. and Michael Kubo</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fake Industries Architectural Agonism</a> - Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAMAS</a> - Wei-Han Vivian Lee and James Macgillivray</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pita + Bloom</a> - Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a> - David Benjamin</li></ul> What if a stage could transform and morph to complement the music and dancers around it? Gravitas 2013-11-11T12:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T12:27:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Principals, a Greenpoint-based design studio, set off to explore that intersection of interactive design and technology with an art installation for MoMA PS1's summer Warm Up series. Hit the jump to see how the Spatium Yamamoto installation grooved to the beat for an unforgettable, psychedelic experience this past summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Principals</a> presented their latest interactive installation closing out&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>'s Summer Warm Up series.</p> MoMA’s “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities” to launch Oct. 26 Justine Testado 2013-10-24T20:23:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T23:06:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> MoMA will launch the first workshop for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities"</a> starting Saturday, Oct. 26 at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a> in New York City.</p> <p> In this workshop series, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six interdisciplinary teams</a> will propose innovative ways of how to perceive urban growth as a response to the disproportional expansion and its potential consequences in six of the world's metropolises. The workshops will also open these pressing issues to public discussion.</p> <p> The proposals will then be exhibited at the MoMA PS1 in November 2014, the second phase of the Uneven Growth initiative.</p> <p> <strong>More details from the MoMA press release:</strong></p> <p> "The Museum of Modern Art announces a 14-month initiative to examine new architectural possibilities that address the rapid and uneven growth of six global metropolises: New York, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, Lagos, Hong Kong, and Istanbul. Organized by Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megac...</p> YAP MAXXI 2013 Installation Completed in Rome Alexander Walter 2013-07-02T19:42:00-04:00 >2013-07-03T12:47:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana recently completed He, the winning installation of the Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI 2013 in Rome</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously on Archinect:</p> <ul><li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana wins YAP MAXXI 2013</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP MAXXI 2013: five finalists announced</a></li> </ul> Editor's Picks #305 Nam Henderson 2013-03-05T11:42:00-05:00 >2013-03-08T18:47:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="681" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>vado retro summed up the design "a box within a box and one box the one inside, the inside box is at an angle. oh and there are trees" but Alex Gomez added "Although the facade is superficial, I feel it will succeed in attracting &lsquo;qualitative and quantitative tourist flows in the area,&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Over at, Bernard Tschumi Architects unveiled the schematic design for the firm's first work in Italy: ANIMA, a new cultural center in the city of Grottammare</a>. The project has been commissioned by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno and the Municipality of Grottammare and is expected to be completed by 2016.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> In the description of the project, it states: &ldquo;<em>Could one design a facade without resorting to formal composition? Could one design a facade that would be neither abstract nor figurative, but formless, so to speak? Our motivation in raising these questions was both economic and cultural: At a time of economic crisis, to indulge in formal geometries made out of complex volumetric curves did not seem a responsible option. The time of &lsquo;Iconism&rsquo; seemed to be over</em>".</p> <p> <strong>vado retro</strong> summed up the design "<em>a box within a box and one box the one inside, the inside box is at an angle. oh and there are trees</em>" but <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alex Gomez</a> added "<em>Although the facade is s...</em></p> EXPO 1: NEW YORK Rockaway Call for Ideas Archinect 2013-02-28T14:27:00-05:00 >2013-03-01T15:51:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an effort to foster the creative debate on urban recovery after Hurricane Sandy, MoMA PS1 and MoMA&rsquo;s Department of Architecture and Design are calling out for ideas to create a sustainable waterfront. Artists, architects, designers, and others are welcome to present ideas for alternative housing models, creation of social spaces, urban interventions, new uses of public space, the rebuilding of the boardwalk, protection of the shoreline, and actions to engage local communities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> MY HAIR IS AT MOMA PS1 - Finalist Entry for 2013 MoMA PS1 YAP Alexander Walter 2013-02-07T15:08:00-05:00 >2013-07-03T00:23:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="496" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One very fascinating runner-up for New York's MoMA PS1 YAP is MY HAIR IS AT MOMA PS1 by TempAgency, a collaboration between the two individual offices Kutonotuk (Leena Cho, Matthew Jull) and mcdowellespinosa (Rychiee Espinosa, Seth McDowell).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana wins YAP MAXXI 2013 Alexander Walter 2013-02-06T15:08:00-05:00 >2013-07-02T19:58:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The installation He by Turin-based studio bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana has been selected as winner of the Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI 2013 in Rome.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP MAXXI 2013: five finalists announced</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP MAXXI 2013 Installation Completed in Rome</a></p> Editor's Picks #299 Nam Henderson 2013-01-21T20:32:00-05:00 >2013-01-23T13:23:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New York Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 announced CODA (Caroline O&rsquo;Donnell of Ithaca, New York) as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York...Donna Sink shared "That PS1 installation just looks dull to me" to which Steven Ward responded "i must like dull. actually, i know i do. i'm thinking i'll like its texture and shadow. form".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> kicks off 2013 with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fishing for Architecture with John Lurie</a> the first feature of the New Year. <strong>Orhan</strong> recently had an opportunity to talk with Mr. Lurie about architecture and this conversation resulted over a few days of messaging in cyber space. John initially noted "<em>Man, I really know nothing about architecture</em>" but to <strong>Orhan</strong> that was perfect, as he explained "<em>All the better.. We have dime a dozen architects who are experts but say very little. This is not what you know about it but how you feel in it. It can get technical but that is not I am talking about...Everybody knows or senses something about architecture. Especially a highly visual person like you</em>".</p> <p> <strong>gozion</strong> commented "<em>i share his opinions on the buildings here. (i used to work as a draftsman, back in the days of&nbsp; sitting at a drawing board using pencils, or ink &amp; a rapidograph,,,paper or mylar, not linen, not that far back. i letter really well. i was also really fast. u architects can be murder on yr draf...</em></p> CODA Wins 2013 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Alexander Walter 2013-01-17T15:32:00-05:00 >2013-01-18T19:19:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New York Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 today announced CODA (Caroline O&rsquo;Donnell of Ithaca, New York) as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Now in its 14th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 offers emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year&rsquo;s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling. CODA, drawn from among five finalists, will design a temporary urban landscape for the 2013 Warm Up summer music series in MoMA PS1&rsquo;s outdoor courtyard.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The winning project, <em>Party Wall</em>, opening at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City in late June, is a pavilion and flexible experimental space that uses its large-scale, linear form to provide shade for the Warm Up crowds, in addition to other functions.</p> <p> The porous fa&ccedil;ade is affixed to a tall self-supporting steel frame that is balanced in place with large fabric containers filled with water, and ...</p> Air-Cleansing Nylon Star Wins MoMA PS 1 Courtyard Competition Archinect 2012-02-08T18:18:00-05:00 >2012-02-10T21:25:06-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York-based HWKN has been selected for this year&rsquo;s MoMA/PS 1 Young Architects Program. Their proposal, called &ldquo;Wendy,&rdquo; uses standard scaffolding to create a visually arresting object that straddles the three outdoor rooms of the PS 1 courtyard. Tensioned fabric coated in smog-eating paint provides shelter and programming areas including a stage, shower, and misters.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> P.S. 1's Would be Makeover Artists Archinect 2011-11-21T19:47:36-05:00 >2011-11-21T19:47:50-05:00 <img src="" width="500" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2002 [sic] finalists are: AEDS Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio, Ammar Eloueini, principal, of Paris and New Orleans, LA; Hollwich Kushner, Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner, principals, of New York; I|K Studio, Mariana Iba&ntilde;ez and Simon Kim, principals, of Cambridge, MA; UrbanLab, Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn, principals, of Chicago; and Cameron Wu of Cambridge, MA.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> MoMA/P.S. 1 Young Architects Program Winner Announced Quilian Riano 2011-02-16T15:55:00-05:00 >2013-01-17T16:23:09-05:00 <p> P.S. 1 and the Museum of Modern Art have just announced that Brooklyn-based urban design and planning firm Interboro Partners are the winners of the 2011 Young Architect Program. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AN Blog</a> | <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a><br><img alt="image" name="image" src=""><br><br> P.S. 1 and the Museum of Modern Art have just announced that Brooklyn-based urban design and planning firm Interboro Partners are the winners of the 2011 Young Architect Program. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AN Blog</a> | <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></p> Rome Museum Joins Young Architects Program Paul Petrunia 2010-12-22T17:26:00-05:00 >2013-01-17T16:28:10-05:00 <p> <i>The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 have added a third partner to their jointly run annual Young Architects Program. The two museums will collaborate with MAXXI, the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, in this year&rsquo;s competition to transform the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, for the summer. There will also be a separate installation at MAXXI in Rome.</i><br><img alt="image" name="image" src=""><br><br><i>The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 have added a third partner to their jointly run annual Young Architects Program. The two museums will collaborate with MAXXI, the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, in this year&rsquo;s competition to transform the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, for the summer. There will also be a separate installation at MAXXI in Rome.</i></p> <p> - <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYT</a></p> Unconfirmed List of PS1 Finalists 2010 Javier Arbona 2009-12-17T23:10:00-05:00 >2013-01-17T16:28:22-05:00 <p> A list floats on Twitter.<br> According to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">coreformula</a> (I can't find verification anywhere else...) the finalists are:<br> so-li: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br> BIG: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br> freecell: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br> Easton+Combs: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br> William O&rsquo;Brien Jr.: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br><br> First time the list goes international? (via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">core.form-ula</a></p> Someone Skinned Snuffleupagus bryan boyer 2009-06-26T10:29:00-04:00 >2013-01-17T16:28:29-05:00 <p> MOS' PS1 installation is taking shape... looking a bit like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a hollow mammoth</a>, but in the best way possible. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Opening is Sunday</a>.<br><img alt="image" name="image" src=""><br><br> MOS' PS1 installation is taking shape... looking a bit like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a hollow mammoth</a>, but in the best way possible. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Opening is Sunday</a>.</p> MOS wins 2009 P.S. 1 Young Architects Program Paul Petrunia 2009-01-27T23:47:00-05:00 >2013-01-17T16:28:35-05:00 <br><p> The architects Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOS</a>) have won the annual competition to transform the courtyard at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, Queens. Their project, titled &ldquo;afterparty,&rdquo; is a mix of what could be described as cones, domes, smokestacks, primitive huts, towers or industrial chimneys. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> | <a href=",_winner_of_2009_P.S._1__Young_Architects_Program200901271233117867" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SpaceInvaded</a></p> PS1 Time Lapse Construction Paul Petrunia 2008-07-07T19:22:00-04:00 >2013-01-17T16:28:42-05:00 <br><p> Wondering how WorkAC built their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urban farm for this year's PS1 Young Architects Program</a>? Well, now you can see with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this lime-lapse video</a>. From WorkAC, "The recording will continue throughout the whole summer and will include the WARM UP parties and the dismantling. We will try and update the time-lapse as often as possible."</p>