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MoMA PS1 Picks Winner of Young Architects Program in New York

05 February, 2014

-By Holly O'Dell


The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 have named The Living, led by David Benjamin, winner of the annual Young Architects Program in New York. Winners are tasked with designing an environmentally friendly summer installation at MoMA PS1 that supplies shade, seating, and water.



The Living’s winning entry, dubbed Hy-Fi, is a circular tower comprising two types of bricks. The organic bricks are produced using corn stalks and living root structures developed by Ecovative. Meanwhile, reflective bricks utilize a new daylighting mirror film from 3M and act as growing trays for the organic bricks.



After being incorporated into the final construction, the reflective bricks will return to 3M for use in further research. The organic bricks will form a thin, porous bottom that is able to support the reflective bricks on top, arranged to create patterned light effects. The tower also is designed to draw in cool air at the bottom and push out hot air at the top.



The structure will be installed at MoMA PS1's outdoor courtyard in Long Island City as part of the 2014 Warm Up summer music series in June.

Pictured: Renderings of The Living’s Hy-Fi, winning design of the 2014 Young Architects Program. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1. Images courtesy of The Living.




MoMA PS1 Picks Winner of Young Architects Program in New York

05 February, 2014


The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 have named The Living, led by David Benjamin, winner of the annual Young Architects Program in New York. Winners are tasked with designing an environmentally friendly summer installation at MoMA PS1 that supplies shade, seating, and water.



The Living’s winning entry, dubbed Hy-Fi, is a circular tower comprising two types of bricks. The organic bricks are produced using corn stalks and living root structures developed by Ecovative. Meanwhile, reflective bricks utilize a new daylighting mirror film from 3M and act as growing trays for the organic bricks.



After being incorporated into the final construction, the reflective bricks will return to 3M for use in further research. The organic bricks will form a thin, porous bottom that is able to support the reflective bricks on top, arranged to create patterned light effects. The tower also is designed to draw in cool air at the bottom and push out hot air at the top.



The structure will be installed at MoMA PS1's outdoor courtyard in Long Island City as part of the 2014 Warm Up summer music series in June.

Pictured: Renderings of The Living’s Hy-Fi, winning design of the 2014 Young Architects Program. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1. Images courtesy of The Living.

 


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