MOS at PS1

Every year at PS1, a young architecture firm competes to shade, seat, and provide water for the visitors at MoMA’s satellite museum.

This year marks the tenth year for the competition. To see the previous nine winners, and read about MOS’s Afterparty, go to PS1’s website page describing the Architects Program and the page describing the Exhibitions

2009_PS1YAP_AFTERPARTY. Also check out MOS’s website

One thing about the “Afterparty,” as we’re calling it, is the need to look for new promiscuities, new methods of design, after the party of a sort of high-formalism which has dominated academic discourse. In this particular case it’s with the basic structural arch and dome geometries, rough base materiality and the production of a totalizing “environment,” (literally cooling down the courtyard through stack effect) looking towards a more primitive state of architecture. From Wikipedia- An afterparty, after-party, or after party is a gathering that occurs after a party, a music concert, a premiere or the closure of a nightclub. An afterparty may provide additional social opportunities for people who do not want to return to their respective homes.The main purpose of the afterparty is to provide a relaxing environment, as compared to the earlier venue, where the atmosphere is usually more frenetic. During an afterparty people often sit down, relax, and chat freely, meet new people in a more controlled setting. If the original party was one that continued until late at night, the afterparty will often include a morning snack, which usually counts as breakfast. …. Possibly in contrast to relaxation, the afterparty can provide a chance for people to get away from the eyes of people who were overseeing the main party. This tends to be more common in events such as school balls where alcohol consumption is not allowed, and provides a location where the partygoers will be allowed to drink. In this case, the afterparty may turn out to be more lively than the main party, as the people are freed from the restrictions that were placed on them during the main party.MOS


5 Responses to “MOS at PS1”

  1. 2009/06/30 at 7:29 pm

    What do you think, Liza?

  2. 3 Liza
    2009/06/30 at 8:06 pm

    The first image of one of the tents crossing the wall boundary reminds me of a wooly mammoth. The first image was very confusing because in the foreground is model PSI. But I didn’t notice the model of the intervention, only of the parking lot and other buildings. At first I thought the structure was enormous!

    I read somewhere that the structure is made of a textile, my inner vegan voice signed. It reminds me of Yellowstone, I was afraid of the bison.

    I would like to be in the space itself. I read somewhere, either PS1 website or MOS website, that the tall structures create a breeze to cool off the visitors.

    Wanna go?

    Oh, and great cartoon!

  3. 4 klaustoon
    2009/06/30 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks, Taperry, thanks Liza.


  4. 2009/07/01 at 11:46 am

    I was thinking woolly mammoths, too! Haha. It looks oddly peaceful (“oddly” for an afterparty, I mean), a gentle giant.

    I wish there were more shots from the inside…I’ll have a look around MOS’s site and see if I can find any. Any clue what the big rectangular block seat things are made of?

    Klaus, thank YOU for giving me something to laugh about at work.

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