openhouse gallery: park here
openhouse gallery: park here
jan 17, 2011

openhouse gallery: park here

‘park here’ openhouse gallery, new york on now until 30th january 2011

‘park here’ at the openhouse gallery in new york image courtesy openhouse gallery

serving as a welcome escape from the winter cold, new york’s multipurpose exhibition space openhouse gallery is hosting an indoor pop-up park where visitors are encouraged to lounge around on the faux-grass. running until the end of january, ‘park here’ offers the normal comforts of a public green space including fake trees, reflecting pond, a see saw, and even an audio recording of chirping birds.

openhouse gallery: park here interior view image courtesy openhouse gallery

openhouse gallery: park here reflecting pond and bench image courtesy openhouse gallery

openhouse gallery: park here fake foliage image courtesy openhouse gallery

openhouse gallery: park here visitors taking advantage of ‘park here’ image courtesy serge de garcia

openhouse gallery: park here image courtesy serge de garcia

openhouse gallery: park here exterior image courtesy openhouse gallery

openhouse gallery: park here street face image courtesy openhouse gallery

  • It’s a kind of fake-strange nightmare to me!. I think that is realy possible to do this, but with a real trees and plants, and maybe animals, using a greenhouse technology.

    HUEMAN says:
  • It’s good!

    coolh22 says:
  • omg super adorable

    pip says:
  • To see the audio and surround.

    1245 says:
  • interesting – it was negative 5 F here yesterday, so I find this very appealing right now

    however, the literalness weakens it – I believe this sort of thing would be much stronger if it were a bit more abstract – the “pond” begins to head in that direction, but not very far

    this is too much like Disney on a budget

    dbkii says:
  • …and in summer they pull the leaves off the trees and pump a load of artificial snow into it?

    Dr. Design says:
  • it seems an interesting place to test a new application of mobile numerical device giving the name, origin, utilizations,… of plants that stand right before you during the visit

    @AQueyrel says:

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