Jenny E. Sabin is the winner of MoMA PS1's 2017 Young Architects Program
The Ithaca-based design practice Jenny Sabin Studio has been named the winner of the 2017 Young Architect's Program at MoMA PS1. The annual competition awards an emerging architecture firm the opportunity to design a site-specific installation in the courtyard of the Long Island City art... View full entry
A dinosaur, a flying saucer, a rock garden: Parasite 2.0's installation for YAP MAXXI
Most Americans know MoMA’s Young Architect’s Program (YAP) through its annual summer festival in the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, but they also have an impressive international program. For the Roman edition of the program, this year’s winner, studio Parasite 2.0, installed a... View full entry
Watch YAP-winners Escobedo Solíz Studio build 'Weaving the Courtyard' at MoMA PS1
Escobedo Solíz Studio's winning "Weaving the Courtyard" proposal for the Young Architects Program, a "suspended canopy of colorful ropes", will be on display at MoMA's PS1 as part of the "Warm Up" summer series, running through August.Watch Lazbent Escobedo and Andrés Soliz Paz discuss the... View full entry
What's the Big Deal‽ – Assemble, Serpentine and YAP winners, and BIG controversy on Archinect Sessions #52, with special guest co-host Will Galloway
Long-time Archinector and reliably sane commentator Will Galloway joins us from his base in Tokyo to discuss the weekly news, including his interview with Assemble, crucially taking place mere weeks before they won the Turner Prize. While news from Bjarke Ingels Group commanded the feistiest... View full entry
Escobedo Solíz Studio is the winner of MoMA PS1's 2016 Young Architects Program
The Mexico-city based firm Escobedo Solíz Studio, founded in 2011 by Lazbent Pavel Escobedo and Andres Solíz, has been announced as the winner of MoMA and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program (YAP).The annual competition (now in its 17th year) is aimed at emerging architectural talent, giving... View full entry
First Office + Ultramoderne among MoMA's 2016 Young Architects Program finalists
Joining an eye-popping list of previous entrants and winners, the five finalists for the 2016 PS1/MoMA Young Architects Program (YAP) have been announced, and they are: • Ultramoderne (the Providence, Rhode Island-based firm whose 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk winning wood... View full entry
A visit to "ALL THAT IS SOLID", winner of the Young Architects Program at the Istanbul Modern
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.Currently the... View full entry
What happens to the MoMA PS1 Young Architecture Program pavilions after Warm Up is Over?
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?
— artnet news
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: SHoP Architects "Dunescape," 2000SHoP Architects, the firm behind the recently-inaugurated Barclays Center in Brooklyn... View full entry
Archinect Sessions Episode #18: Moonwalking Or (The Expected Virtue of Social Architecture) with Andrés Jaque, winner of MoMA PS1's YAP
Winner of this year's MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, Andrés Jaque of the Office for Political Innovation, joins us on the podcast this week to discuss his winning design, COSMO. In a continued thread from last year's YAP, The Living's "Hy-Fi", Jaque's COSMO focuses on issues of... View full entry
YAP 2015 winner Andrés Jaque/Office to install "Cosmo" at MoMA PS1 this summer
MoMA PS1 announced today that "COSMO" by Andrés 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... View full entry
MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 finalists are announced
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.
Andres Jaque / Office for Political Innovation, Madrid/New Yorkbrillhart architecture, MiamiErin Besler, Los AngelesThe Bittertang Farm, New YorkStudio Benjamin Dillenburger, TorontFinalists will now begin to work on their proposals. Their designs must provide seating, shade, and water, and also... View full entry
Interview with David Benjamin, creator of MoMA PS1's "Hy-Fi" Mushroom Tower
"[...] 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— 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."
— The Creators Project
Here are a few more photos of Hy-Fi, the locally-sourced, virtually waste-less biostructure by The Living, which just debuted in the courtyard of MoMA PS1.Photos by Andrew Nunes.In the video below, David Benjamin talks with The Creators Project about building the structure from agricultural waste... View full entry
The mythologically inspired “Shinseon Play” wins the first Young Architects Program Seoul
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.
YAP winner The Living selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer
After winning the 2014 Young Architects Program out of five finalists, emerging architect David Benjamin and his firm, The Living will temporarily transform the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York when the summer season rolls in.YAP projects had to provide seating, shade... View full entry
Finalists for MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program
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.
The 2014 YAP finalists are:Collective-LOK - Jon Lott, William O’Brien Jr. and Michael KuboFake Industries Architectural Agonism - Cristina Goberna and Urtzi GrauLAMAS - Wei-Han Vivian Lee and James MacgillivrayPita + Bloom - Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah BloomThe Living - David Benjamin View full entry