SITREP.at produces Situation Reports on Urbanity. SITREP.at is a New York City-based “Design Tank” dedicated to the study of Urbanity through architectural research and design. All our findings and proposals are published for public distribution as Situation Reports – SITREP. Besides launching our SITREP.at [New York] 2013 study program, this event marks the inauguration of our series of events including: .at Talks, .at Connects, and .at Jobs. [RSVP]
event: Launch of SITREP.at with TERRA PROJECTS and +POOL
6.30 p.m. / The General Society
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
TERRA PROJECTS investigates the relationship between architecture and our natural landscape – both designing for and discussing the inevitable flux that is present in all things not made by man. Conjecture is developed from a multi-disciplinary approach of how architecture not only can improve the natural landscape, but can facilitate a better quality of life for the inhabitants. TERRA‘s first project, RIG, is a rapidly deployable shelter aimed at improving the quality of life for scientists in some of the most extreme environments on our planet. RIG currently has a Patent-Pending and will be presented to the US Antarctic Program later this year in Boulder, Colorado.
+POOL is the collaborative initiative of design studios Family and PlayLab to build a floating pool for everyone in the rivers of New York City. This project seeks to improve the use of the city’s natural resources by providing a clean and safe way for the public to swim in New York City’s waters. As both a public amenity and an ecological prototype, +Pool is a small, but exciting, precedent for environmental urbanism in the 21st Century.
This event is organized by Dave Irwin, of organicMobb & TERRA PROJECTS, hosted by SITREP.at, and sponsored, in part, by The General Society.