NEW YORK, January 17, 2013 — The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 announce CODA (Caroline O’Donnell, Ithaca, NY) as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. Now in its 14th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 is committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’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’s outdoor courtyard.
Visual Field Press, a small collective of artists with a focus on creating contemporary visual art (with an emphasis on drawing) in print form, will have a table at PS1’s NY Art Book Fair from September 28-30. Visual Field Press have to date completed one catalog (FACE FORWARD) and one zine (Mt DuuM #1) and now we have many more that are lined up and ready for press. Support the completion of new projects through silent auction, where you can go and bid on one-of-a-kind artworks, including original drawings, paintings, and collages made for the aforementioned books and zines.
Visual Field Press @ PS1’s NY Art Book Fair
Friday, 09/28–Sunday, 09/30
4601 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
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.
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.
YAP_CONSTRUCTO 2011: GUN Arquitectos> Water Cathedral
The Water Cathedral is a large, horizontal urban nave for public use, discreetly exposed so that enigmatic and semi-dark atmospheres can be made out through its topographic lines of floor and ceiling. Both topographies are surface systems shaped by numerous slender, vertical components, which hang or rise like stalactites and stalagmites in a cave, varying their heights and concentrations. A physical organization with regimes of proliferation and differentiation; a series of columns, platforms, arches, curtains, domes and caverns emerge, qualifying the project spatially and atmospherically.
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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suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
MASS: Our Project, Bottle Service, captures that summer impulse to cool off by activating the senses of the subaquatic and urban refreshment. Beneath a stream of seemingly floating and frozen forms, Bottle Service is an urban menagerie, a refracted surface, a transformative plunge unique only to this courtyard, to this borough, to this moment.