Tuesday, August 24, 2010

the possibilities

last thursday night we went to MoMA and came across this awesome exhibit. 

description from website:
MoMA and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center joined forces to address one of the most urgent challenges facing the nation’s largest city: sea-level rise resulting from global climate change. 

An architects-in-residence program at P.S.1 (November 16, 2009–January 8, 2010) brings together five interdisciplinary teams, including Architecture Research Office (ARO), to re-envision the coastlines of New York and New Jersey around New York Harbor and to imagine new ways to occupy the harbor itself with adaptive “soft” infrastructures that are sympathetic to the needs of a sound ecology. These creative solutions are intended to dramatically change our relationship to one of the city’s great open spaces. 

as we walked around the exhibit i wanted many of these space to exist...it would create such a natural oasis along the banks of the city. the exhibit itself was very well designed on top of the great ideas...which is always a plus...who doesn't love a nice infographic?

read more here.
all images via MoMA


Courtney Allison said...

I loved that exhibit - I saw it back in June. It's so amazing to see what people visualize as potential for the future of the city.

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