Andres Jaque, founder and principal architect of the New York- and Madrid-based firm Office for Political Innovation, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program at the Museum of Modern Art. As the 16th winner of the YAP, Jaque will follow in the footsteps of previous program winners and will construct a pavilion in late June in the front courtyard of MoMA PS1’s Long Island City campus. The pavilion will host the Warm Up summer concert series through September, when the structure will be dismantled. (more…)
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Five finalists have been announced for MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program, which commissions one emerging firm to design a structure for the museum’s summer season of concerts in its Long Island City courtyard. Selected by Pedro Gadanho, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, the finalists will now be asked to submit design proposals for next summer’s canopy. The firms are Toronto-based Studio Benjamin Dillenburger, the Bittertang Farm from New York, Erin Besler of Los Angeles, Miami’s brillhart architecture, and Andres Jacque/Office of Political Innovation of Madrid and New York. This 2015 edition of the Young Architects Program, the initiative’s 15th consecutive year, was won by David Benjamin of The Living. The winning project, “Hi-Fy,” was formed by three interlocked conical towers made from bricks produced exclusively from organic materials.
— Anna Kats (@fortunaviriliis)
Image courtesy of MoMA PS1.
The Green Party at MoMA PS1: Eco-Friendly Architecture Firm to Design This Summer’s Warm Up Party Pavilion
Hy-Fi, a highly experimental, biodegradable pavilion designed by New York-based, biotech architectural firm the Living won MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program competition this year, the museum announced, making it the centerpiece of the summer’s outdoor Warm Up dance parties.
Party Wall by CODA, winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program.
Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (NYC), Collective-LOK (Cambridge, NYC), LAMAS (Ann Arbor, Toronto), Pita + Bloom (L.A.), and The Living (NYC) have just been shortlisted for MoMA PS1’s 2014 Young Architects Program. The five emerging firms will compete to design a temporary urban landscape inside the PS1 courtyard in Long Island, Queens, where the winning construction will serve as a setting for the museum’s annual summertime Warm Up concert series.
Several past winners of the Young Architects Program have gone on to achieve critical and commercial success (though not always both), amongst them SHoP Architects (2000), nARCHITECTS (2004), MOS (2009), and SO-IL (2010). MoMA architecture and design curator Pedro Gadanho will announce next year’s winner in early 2014.
— Anna Kats
Images courtesy of MoMA PS1
CODA, an Ithaca-based design firm helmed by Cornell professor Caroline O’Donnell, took this year’s Young Architect Program competition with its designs for a party pavilion of recycled skateboard wood.