I always loved this competition and looked forward for its results, that are finally here. The difference this year is that I will be able to attend!!!! (yes, die with envy!).
For those who are not familiar with it, it’s a competition for young architects to design a very low budget project for the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center‘s courtyard to host the Warm up parties. This year was won by Ball-Nogues from LA with their project “Liquid Sky”. This is the third time in a row that it’s won by an argentinian born architect. The proposal is a series of connected tents made of colored translucent scales made of a material called Technora (sounds as if Daft punk named it) supported by towers made of utility poles that have some hammocks at the base. In the contiguous space there’s the “Droopscape” wich is a slack catenary belly that shifts and flows in the wind, supported by drench towers that periodically soak visitors below with their gravity-induced tip buckets.
The runners up are Gage/Clemenceau Architects (New York), IwamotoScott (San Francisco), Mos (Brooklyn), and Ruy Klein (New York). The designs will be presented in an exhibition in MoMAâ€™s Louise Reinhardt Smith Gallery, from June 27 to September 8. I’ll post pictures of everything when I go.
Visit the image gallery at Wired
[[post by Cesar]]