MoMA: the rising current
mar 26, 2010
MoMA: the rising current


‘rising currents: projects for new york’s waterfront’
in this MoMA show, a model by architecture research office marries a whol new landscape to lower manhattan’s streets.

‘rising currents: projects for a new york’s waterfront’ is a exhibition
collaboratively
organized by MoMA,
the museum of modern art and P.S.1
contemporary art center

to address one of the most urgent challenges facing new york city:
rising sea-level resulting
from global climate change.

though the national debate on infrastructure is currently focused on
“shovel-ready” projects
that will stimulate the economy, there is now an important opportunity
to foster new research
and fresh thinking about the use of new york city’s harbor and
coastline.


the rising currents project zone map. each of the interdisciplinary architectural teams were assigned
a different zone as their design challenge.
image courtesy of palisade bay team, architecture research office


aerial view of palisade bay.
image courtesy palisade bay team: guy nordenson
and associates, catherine seavitt studio, architecture research office

an architects-in-residence program at P.S.1 contemporary art center brings together five
interdisciplinary teams 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. the list of teams
leaders for each respective zone includes:

zone 0: stephen cassell, adam yarinsky, architecture research office
zone 1: paul lewis, marc tsurumaki, and david j. lewis of LTL architects
zone 2: matthew baird of matthew baird architects
zone 3: eric bunge and mimi hoang of nArchitects
zone 4: kate orff of SCAPE Studio



behind the scenes of ‘the rising current’


a proposal by nArchitects shows a series of artificial islands on which
residential housing is suspended.

image © nArchitects

the installations presenting the proposals developed during the architects-in-residence
program, include a wide array of models, drawings, and analytical materials. the exhibition
is taking place at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and can be visited till october 11.


ARO team’s installation of wall materials and models
inside P.S.1 gallery

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