sábado, febrero 09, 2008

[AP] Una GRANJA en el PS1 / New York - Queens

Una GRANJA en el PS1
New York - Queens

Es habitual que PS1 el lado experimental de MOMA, sorprenda todos los veranos. En esta oportunidad el concurso sobre la intervencion del espacio de recepcion de PS1 estara acargo de WORK AC (work architecture company), un grupo de jovenes arquitectos newyorkinos que plasman en un pliegue una granja tapizada por una seleccion de flores y suelo verde que cubrira por 3 messes las instalciones de PS1.

Work AC won this year’s PS1 Young Architects Program with a design that brings an ambitious ecological program to the annual summer party ground, PS1 and the Museum of Modern Art announced today. The firm’s entry, Public Farm 1, calls for a sun shelter constructed as a butterfly roof of linked planters, a container garden in the air. Intended to be a working farm, the structure is an effort “to create a neighborhood-based ecological infrastructure,” said principal Dan Wood. Heavy-duty cardboard tubes, some as wide as yard in diameter, will be bolted together to form the pavilion. Some will be filled with plants, and some will allow light through; others will contain sound equipment or be carved out to create quiet alcoves.

The jury selected Work AC over finalists Matter Architecture Practice, Monad Architects, su11 architecture & design, and Them. The selection is something of a green coming-out party for Work as well as for MoMA, the institution that administers the program, neither of which have been closely linked with sustainability. “I think they were ready for something different. It had reached a level of repetition,” Wood said, adding that Work AC approached the entry as both a critique and an extension of the program, trading sand of the competition’s “urban beach” concept for hay.

For Wood the design is both political and personal. “We’re interested in the slow food movement, in the local food movement, and I grew up on a farm,” he said. The entry also had a deep personal resonance with PS1 director Alanna Heiss. "It is quite possible that I am the only museum director in New York City who actually owns a farm—about two hundred acres outside of Sioux Falls, South Dakota,” she said in a statement. “To receive this extraordinarily seductive visual version of a farm at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center struck deep into my rural roots. I can't wait!"




Jose Llano
Arquitecto Independiente
Arquitectura de Archivo & Diseñador de Delitos

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