Warm Up at MoMa PS1 is officially kicking off the summer season with the installation of Wendy the winning design for the annual Young Architects Program.
The program, now in it's 13th Edition, has been committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects by challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water.
Wendy, the winning project by HWKN (Matthias Hollwich & Marc Kushner) is an experiment that tests how far the boundaries of architecture can expand to create ecological and social effect. Wendy is composed of nylon fabric treated with a ground breaking titania nanoparticle spray to neutralize airborne pollutants.
During the summer of 2012, Wendy will clean the air to an equivalent of taking 260 cars off the road. Her spiky arms will also reach out to Warm Up attendees with blasts of cool air, music, water cannons, and mist to create social zones throughout the courtyard.
Kick off the summer season ofWarm Upwith Wendy this Saturday at MoMA PS1
The world's first subterranean park, Delancey Underground, moved one step closer to reality this past Friday when the public funding drive, via KickStarter, for this innovative design proposal closed. Since dubbed The Low Line, the initial target of $100,000 was easily surpassed attracting donations totaling more than $150,000 since February 22nd.
The underground space, formerly The Williamsburg Trolley Terminal, was built in 1903 and served as a depot for streetcars and ferrying passengers between Williamsburg and the Lower East Side. When the trolley service ended in 1948, the terminal closed, and has lain dormant since. Despite six decades of neglect, the 1.5-acre space still retains some of its original features; including remnant cobblestones, crisscrossing rail tracks, and vaulted ceilings.
With no natural light, the underground terminal may not seem like the most natural park locale. However, creators Dan Barasch and James Ramsey plan to utilize new technology that directs sunlight below ground transforming The Low Line into a "year round public space", supporting farmers markets, concerts, and art installations.
Démiurge New York brings an inside look of our workshop Atelier Démiurge.
INTRODUCING ATELIER DÉMIURGE
We proudly carry on the tradition of unparalleled craftsmanship
and an open door to the most exquisite restoration New York has to offer.
Read more for a look inside our atelier and to see what's come out of
the workshop– and onto the sales floor.
We knew Kanye was into fashion but he takes it to the next level with this visual for his latest in collab with Jay-Z H.A.M. (Hard As a Motherfucker) via Watch the Throne. THE MUSIC is tight but we can't help but gush at the at the signature Tisci visual. Music and fashion have always collided but we can't recall a designer collab this bold in recent years. Moving on to Givenchy Pre-fall 2011. VOGUE.COM has the signature street chic collection for viewing. Also of note? After dropping the SPRING/SUMMER 2011 CAMPAIGN IMAGES– Givenchy's main man has a new visual starring muse Mariacarla Boscono with styling by Panos Yiapanis and direction by Ruth Hogben. Check out the Givenchy x Ruth Hogben collab via BARNEYS. It's pretty fair to say Mr. Tisci is in conquer mode.
We're not getting into the Proenza Wang Wu Thakoon vs. Antonio Kane Marios Edrem design bit. But we must talk about Fashion East/Central Saint Martins programs in comparison to the Ecco Domani/Parsons/Fit triangle. The kind of creativity, passion, blood sweat and tears that London encourages and projects in the classroom, on the runways, and through sponsorship, is unmatched. Though it's noted that Parson's SHELLEY FOX (a London native, CCM alum) has been brought on to shakeup and challenge the New York mentality, we can't help but feel London's where it's at– creatively speaking.
212 encourages all lovers of fashion, design and aesthetics to experience both the FASHION EAST and CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS runways as well as the shows we've edited for you (click bolded names to view complete collections.) In London, the vision is raw, pure, unperverted. There's talent, there's passion, creativity and craftsmanship. The clothes are transformative.
Oh, they've got one more vital thing working for them. That not so secret weapon, professor LOUISE WILSON.