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Fri 17.2.

Friday Food For Thought: Rehousing the American Dream

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 17.02.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Architectural model for Studio Gang Architects’ The Garden in the Machine project for Cicero, Illinois. Photograph courtesy of James Ewing. © 2011 James Ewing

Following last summer’s workshops which saw five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers team up at MoMA PS1 to envisage new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation in five sites across the United States —near New York; Chicago; Tampa; Los Angeles; and Portland, Oregon — an exhibition showcasing the outcome of these seminars has opened this week (15 February) at MoMA’s Architecture and Design Galleries.

Rendering of WORKac’s Nature-City for Keizer, Oregon. Image courtesy WORKac.

On view until 30 July, ‘Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream’ features works by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture which include models, renderings, animations, and analytical materials. A number of lectures and gallery talks are also scheduled, with the first one taking place this upcoming Sunday (19 February) while today’s symposium ‘Public Dreams and Private Needs’ we’ll be streamed live later today.

Rendering of MOS’s Thoughts on a Walking City project for Orange, New Jersey. Image courtesy MOS.

More about the exhibition:

 

‘Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream was jointly conceived and organized by Barry Bergdoll, MoMA’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and Reinhold Martin, Director of Columbia University’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. Bergdoll and Martin invited five interdisciplinary teams of architects—including members with expertise in economics, finance, housing, and public policy, in addition to architect team leaders—to develop proposals that offer new and inventive ways of thinking about the relationships among land, housing, infrastructure, urban form, and public spaces, for five sites across the country located in metropolitan areas that lie within a corridor between two major cities.’

 

‘Each team engaged in across-disciplinary conversation, analyzing and eventually imagining the redesign of their specific sites, from older east coast suburbs with rail connections to newer subdivisions accessible only by highway. During this initial phase, they discussed their projects with the public in a series of open studios and the progress of proposals developed through the workshop phase can be followed on MoMA’s Inside/Out blog.’

Architectural model, plan view, for Visible Weather’s Simultaneous City project for Temple Terrace, Florida. Photograph courtesy of James Ewing. © 2011 James Ewing

Architectural model, plan view, for MOS’s Thoughts on a Walking City project for Orange, New Jersey. Photograph courtesy of James Ewing. © 2011 James Ewing

Rendering of Studio Gang Architects’ The Garden in the Machine project for Cicero, Illinois. Image courtesy Studio Gang Architects.

Rendering of Visible Weather’s Simultaneous City project for Temple Terrace, Florida. Image courtesy Michael Bell, Eunjeong Seong: Visible Weather.

Architectural model for WORKac’s Nature-City project for Keizer, Oregon. Photograph courtesy of James Ewing. © 2011 James Ewing

Architectural model for Zago Architecture’s Property with Properties project for Rialto, California. Photograph courtesy of James Ewing. © 2011 James Ewing

Still from View of Life in the New Development, an animation produced as part of Zago Architecture’s Property with Properties project. Image courtesy Zago Architecture.

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream
February 15–July 30, 2012

 

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