CODA's party wall debuts at MoMA PS1
CODA's party wall debuts at MoMA PS1 CODA's party wall debuts at MoMA PS1
jul 02, 2013

CODA's party wall debuts at MoMA PS1

CODA’s party wall debuts at MoMA PS1
image © charles roussel



ithaca based firm CODA , winner of the MoMA PS1 2013 young architects program, has debuted ‘party wall’ in the courtyard of the museum space. the informal art space underwrites and is host to large-scale architectural installations every summer with stipulation that the design is vibrant, interactive with the public and environmentally mindful. the temporary urban landscape is made up of reclaimed wood donated by comet, a local manufacturer of eco-friendly skateboards. the unusual patterns of discarded boards provide a dynamic shading skin and create a series of small stages for performances.


see designboom’s coverage of the proposal here.


view of the grand vertical shading wall
image © charles roussel



the party wall is meant to create space by the shadow in casts
image © charles roussel



detail view of the porous facades
image © charles roussel



the structure is a steel frame that engages the urban scale 
image © charles roussel



view of the ballasted water drops in blue
image © charles roussel



a byproduct of skateboard manufacturing is turned into a public work
image © charles roussel


a flythrough of the proposal in context

video © stephen c


axon illustrating lighting locations in red, steel framework, and water ballasts
image © CODA



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