lumen by jenny sabin wins MoMA PS1's young architects program
 

lumen by jenny sabin wins MoMA PS1's young architects program

jenny sabin has been announced as the winner of MoMA PS1’s 2017 young architects program. the summer pavilion, titled ‘lumen’, has been designed to evolve, providing respite from the sun during the day, and emitting an ethereal glow after sundown. the design is made of tubular structures in a lightweight knitted fabric, with a canopy of recycled, photo-luminescent, and solar active textiles that absorb, collect, and deliver light.

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an integrated misting system will respond to the proximity of visitors
image courtesy jenny sabin studio (also main image)

 

 

serving as a ‘temporary urban landscape’, jenny sabin studio’s design will be sited in the MoMA PS1 courtyard for the 20th season of the institution’s warm up music series. opening on june 29, and on view throughout the summer, an integrated misting system will respond to the proximity of visitors, activating fabric stalactites that intend to produce a ‘refreshing micro-climate’.

 

jenny sabin’s catalytic immersive environment, ‘lumen’, captured the jury’s attention for imaginatively merging public and private spaces,’ says sean anderson, associate curator in MoMA’s department of architecture and design. ‘with innovative construction and design processes borne from a critical merging of technology and nature to precise attention to detail at every scale, ‘lumen’ will no doubt engage visitors from day to night in a series of graduated environments and experiences.’

jenny sabin installs light-absorbing knitted textile pavilion at cooper hewitt
last year, sabin installed a knitted textile pavilion at cooper hewitt / image by brooklynarchitect
see more of the project on designboom here

 

 

now in its 18th edition, the young architects program has offered emerging talent the opportunity to realize creative designs for temporary, outdoor installations that provides shade, seating, and water. the design team must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.

 

 

architectural models unwrapped at young architects program 2017
video courtesy of MoMA

 

 

the other finalists for this year’s program were: bureau spectacular (jimenez lai and joanna grant), ania jaworska, office of III (sean canty, ryan golenberg and stephanie lin), and SCHAUM/SHIEH (rosalyne shieh and troy schaum). an exhibition of the five finalists’ proposed projects will be on view at the museum of modern art over the summer, organized by sean anderson, associate curator, with arièle dionne-krosnick, curatorial assistant, department of architecture and design, the museum of modern art.

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