Archinect - News 2014-10-23T02:21:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103170947/interview-with-david-benjamin-creator-of-moma-ps1-s-hy-fi-mushroom-tower 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rz/rzww09fmif13163z.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Hy-Fi</em></a>, the locally-sourced, virtually waste-less biostructure by <a href="http://www.thelivingnewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a>, which just debuted in the courtyard of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13791/moma-ps1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u23i64f539jt0c8x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/457s9irnlie021bb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbwot8udap283nyk.jpg"></p><p><em>Photos by</em><em> Andrew Nunes.</em></p><p>In the video below, David Benjamin talks with <a href="http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/hy-fi-the-livings-local-sustainable-10000-brick-mushroom-tower-at-moma-ps1" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/101186753/the-mythologically-inspired-shinseon-play-wins-the-first-young-architects-program-seoul The mythologically inspired “Shinseon Play” wins the first Young Architects Program Seoul Justine Testado 2014-06-05T19:35:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:29:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9eewfgc8qx8eue6.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jang Won Choi, Kyung Min Kwon, and Cheon Kang Park of collaborative team MOON JI BANG recently won the inaugural Young Architects Program Seoul in South Korea with their proposal, "Shinseon Play". The proposal draws inspiration from traditional Korean mythology with features like gently swaying "clouds", a trampoline, and a grassy meadow -- making it an ideal outdoor installation for the summer season.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j27pfmsoe99wugbi.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxtg6gdveruj7eb2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gf3174cr49f2qpvt.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/shinseon_play_wins_the_first_young_architects_program_seoul/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93332281/editor-s-picks-354 Editor's Picks #354 Nam Henderson 2014-02-11T11:09:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T12:00:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kjjhvlvverg4oqy4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Living was selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer. In response Fred Scharmen (who thinks it is a "a gorgeous piece") commented "My initial reaction to this scheme centers around that phrase &lsquo;self assembling&rsquo; that shows up in the video around the 00:36 mark...This is slightly problematic".</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the latest edition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a> series Archinect talked to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92472606/in-focus-peter-wegner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California-based photographer </a><a href="http://peterwegner.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Wegner</a>.&nbsp;The piece starts off provocatively with this quote from Mr Wegner,</p><p>"<em>More than that, I like the unbuilt environment &ndash; the place where the architecture leaves off. Is there way to structure that nothingness in a photograph?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpjs2a7pltt8thry.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase</a>(ed) <a href="http://www.kadawittfeldarchitektur.de/en.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kadawittfeldarchitectur</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92938847/showcase-archaeological-pavilion-by-kadawittfeldarchitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s Archaeological Pavilion</a> in Aachen, Germany.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cv34zan1kuusm6v9.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living was selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer</a>.&nbsp;The Living's proposal, titled "<strong>Hy-Fi</strong>", 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</p><p>In response <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a> (who thinks it is a "<em>a gorgeous piece</em>")&nbsp;commented "<em>My initial reaction to this scheme centers around that phrase &lsquo;self assembling&rsquo; that shows up in the video around the 00:36 mark...This is slightly problematic. The implication is ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z9/z95wuicbh2dfsvze.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After winning the 2014 Young Architects Program <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86536719/finalists-for-moma-ps1-2014-young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">out of five finalists</a>, emerging architect David Benjamin and his firm, <a href="http://www.thelivingnewyork.com/" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fe/feutskkfj9ek8a0a.jpg"><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> http://archinect.com/news/article/86536719/finalists-for-moma-ps1-2014-young-architects-program 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xluwlup35mvk6z54.jpg" 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="http://collective-lok.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collective-LOK</a> - Jon Lott, William O&rsquo;Brien Jr. and Michael Kubo</li><li><a href="http://www.fakeindustries.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fake Industries Architectural Agonism</a> - Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau</li><li><a href="http://lamas.us/US-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAMAS</a> - Wei-Han Vivian Lee and James Macgillivray</li><li><a href="http://pita-bloom.com/ABOUT" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pita + Bloom</a> - Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom</li><li><a href="http://www.thelivingnewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a> - David Benjamin</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/76320827/yap-maxxi-2013-installation-completed-in-rome 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxb2ag4xxoxktdol.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/67043745/bam-bottega-di-architettura-metropolitana-wins-yap-maxxi-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana wins YAP MAXXI 2013</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63348730/yap-maxxi-2013-five-finalists-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP MAXXI 2013: five finalists announced</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/67922080/yap-istanbul-modern-finalist-entry-by-onz-architects YAP Istanbul Modern Finalist Entry by ONZ Architects Alexander Walter 2013-02-19T15:34:00-05:00 >2013-02-25T21:15:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbzm5gckpan8grns.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this month, the installation Sky Spotting Stop had been chosen as the first-ever YAP Istanbul Modern winner in conjunction with the Young Architects Programs at MoMA PS1 in New York, MAXXI in Rome and the cultural organization CONSTRUCTO in Santiago, Chile. Here is now also one of the five YAP Istanbul Modern finalist entries: Tearing the Ground by young Ankara-based firm, ONZ Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67111228/my-hair-is-at-moma-ps1-finalist-entry-for-2013-moma-ps1-yap 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/issae02mtwyivbtk.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67047958/so-architecture-and-ideas-wins-first-ever-yap-istanbul-modern SO? Architecture and Ideas wins first-ever YAP Istanbul Modern Alexander Walter 2013-02-06T16:35:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:39:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk8f4u03hmuwdm0c.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the winners of the New York and Rome editions of the Young Architects Program (YAP) already unveiled, the first-ever YAP Istanbul Modern winner has now also been selected: the temporary installation Sky Spotting Stop by young design firm SO? Architecture and Ideas reached the highest score with the jury and will be built in early June in Istanbul Modern&rsquo;s courtyard.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67043745/bam-bottega-di-architettura-metropolitana-wins-yap-maxxi-2013 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pp/pp5mo71ad1lxt2ty.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/63348730/yap-maxxi-2013-five-finalists-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP MAXXI 2013: five finalists announced</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76320827/yap-maxxi-2013-installation-completed-in-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP MAXXI 2013 Installation Completed in Rome</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65695507/coda-wins-2013-moma-ps1-young-architects-program 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rs5mpvhf6l7es54.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/ioz7tt3bii4k9npz.jpg" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/63348730/yap-maxxi-2013-five-finalists-announced YAP MAXXI 2013: five finalists announced Archinect 2012-12-13T17:45:00-05:00 >2013-07-02T19:57:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afb65f96384c27af0f225cd01859d7d9.jpg" width="514" height="164" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The jury &ndash; composed of the directors of the MAXXI, representatives of the MoMA and Constructo in Santiago Chile &ndash; met on Wednesday 28 November to select the five finalists who, by January 2013, must present their projects for the realisation of a temporary space for live summer events in the MAXXI Plaza. The jury will meet once again to select the project to be constructed and inaugurated in June.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five finalists include:</p> <ul><li> bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana, Turin</li> <li> AK0 &ndash; architettura a kilometro zero, Rome</li> <li> LABORATORIO PERMANENTE, Milan</li> <li> Matilde Cassani, Milan</li> <li> LOOP Landscape &amp; Architecture Design, based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands</li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATES:</strong></p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76320827/yap-maxxi-2013-installation-completed-in-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP MAXXI 2013 Installation Completed in Rome</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67043745/bam-bottega-di-architettura-metropolitana-wins-yap-maxxi-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana wins YAP MAXXI 2013</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/23935858/social-skills-interboro-at-p-s-1-a-postscript Social Skills: Interboro at P.S.1, a postscript Damon 2011-10-15T01:31:37-04:00 >2011-10-15T09:46:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oq/oq5hhtdo7vmhmorz.jpg" width="514" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A recap of a recent community-facing installation at New York's P.S.1 explores the power of temporary design to create systemic change</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related:<br><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/104651/2011-ps1-young-architects-program-people-s-choice-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2011 PS1 Young Architects Program People's Choice Award</a><br><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/4745896/ps1-yap-2011-wrap-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PS1 YAP 2011 Wrap-up</a></p>