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Join the AIANY Interiors Committee for a private tour of MoMA PS1's Young Architect's Program (YAP) temporary outdoor installation by Jenny Sabin Studio. Jenny Sabin's installation is an immersive design that evolves over the course of a day, providing a cooling respite from the midday sun and a responsive glowing light after sundown. Opening on June 29 and on view through the summer, this year’s construction will serve as a temporary urban landscape for the 20th season of Warm Up, the museum's pioneering outdoor music series. Made of responsive tubular structures in a lightweight knitted fabric, Lumen features a canopy of recycled, photo-luminescent, and solar active textiles that absorb, collect, and deliver light. A misting system responds to visitors’ proximity, activating fabric stalactites that produce a refreshing micro-climate. Socially and environmentally responsive, Lumen’s multisensory environment is inspired by collective levity, play, and interaction as the structure and materials transform throughout the day and night, adapting to the densities of bodies, heat, and sunlight.
Now in its 18th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 has offered emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.
The tour will be led by Jenny Sabin and Sean Anderson of MoMA.
Jenny Sabin, Principal, Jenny Sabin Studio
Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
Jenny Sabin’s work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice — one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assistant Professor in the area of Design and Emerging Technologies in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University. She is principal of Jenny Sabin Studio, an experimental architectural design studio based in Ithaca, NY and Director of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell AAP, a hybrid research and design unit with specialization in computational design, data visualization and digital fabrication. Sabin’s clients and funders include companies and foundations such as Nike Inc., the National Science Foundation, the American Philosophical Society Museum, the Exploratorium and the Frac Centre.
Sean Anderson is Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, he has degrees in architectural design and architectural history from Cornell University, Princeton University, and a Ph.D in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has practiced as an architect and taught in Afghanistan, Australia, India, Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka, and the U.A.E. His book Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea was published in 2015.
Organized by: AIANY Interiors Committee in collaboration with AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee
$15 for AIA members and students with valid ID
$20 for general public
AIA CES: 1.5 LU