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  • Water Cathedral
    new york NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    HWKN (HollwichKushner): Wendy is an experiment that tests how far the boundaries of architecture can expand to create ecological and social effect.

    Ecology:
    Wendy does not play the typical architecture game of ecological apology—instead it is pro-active. Architects are always obsessing over minimizing their building’s footprint. They specify light bulbs that use less energy—facades that lose less heat, brown water systems that use less water. Wendy doesn’t confuse responsibility with action and strives to seize a larger opportunity.

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  • Wendy
    new york NEW YORK

    HWKN’s “Wendy” wins MoMA PS1’s 2012 Young Architects Program (YAP).

    From the designers: Wendy does not play the typical architecture game of ecological apology – instead she is pro-active. . That is why Wendy is composed of nylon fabric treated with a ground breaking titania nanoparticle spray to neutralize airborne pollutants. During the summer of 2012 Wendy will clean the air to an equivalent of taking 260 cars off the road. Wendy’s boundary is defined by tools like shade, wind, rain, music, and visual identity to reach past the confines of physical limits. Wendy crafts an environment – not just a space. Spikey arms reach out with micro-programs like blasts of cool air, music, water canons and mists to create social zones throughout the courtyard.

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