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Ithaca, New York—based practice Jenny Sabin Studio has won the 18th iteration of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program for her project entitled Lumen. The immersive design will be on show starting June 27 at the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City.
Lumen changes throughout the day, offering shade and shelter from the sun, while also providing artificial illumination after sunset. This is achieved thanks to a tubular lattice canopy comprised of recycled, photo-luminescent, and solar active textiles that absorb, collect, and emit light. The canopy reacts to changes in daylight, absorbing and producing light when necessary. In conjunction with this, fabric stalactites will release mist in response to visitors' proximity, allowing the adaptive structure to respond to changes in heat and the density of the crowd.
Sabin's design will be present for the 20th season of Warm Up, an outdoor music series from MoMA PS1, and will stay on view for the rest of summer. Lumen was chosen as the winner ahead of four other projects. The competition brief called for projects that address environmental issues such as sustainability and recycling. The temporary outdoor installation had to be capable of providing water as well as seating and shade.
"Jenny Sabin's catalytic immersive environment, Lumen, captured the jury's attention for imaginatively merging public and private spaces," said 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."
Losing out to Sabin were four other finalists. These included 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). Despite not being realized, their work will be on show at the MoMA during the summer.
“The Young Architects Program remains one of the most significant opportunities for architects and designers from across the country and world to build radical yet transformative ideas. This year's finalists are no exception; their projects illustrate a diversity of approaches and refreshing ideas for architecture today,” Anderson added.
Herman Miller’s Laura Guido-Clark, who designed the collection, was inspired by the classic fabrics and sewing tools one would find in a tailor’s workshop. The mix of prints and solids are available in a large assortment of colors and meant to commingle.Terra Collection Alcantara
With names like Pangea, Laurasia, and Ur, Alcantara’s second luxury collection is designed with the theory of supercontinents and the texture of earth’s different terrains in mind. The material is antibacterial and can be specified as fire-retardant and weatherproof.Balance Collection Knoll Textiles
Balance is comprised of one wall covering, one drapery, and five upholstery fabrics that play off one another and harmonize. The collection is full of durable options, with four out of the five upholstery options achieving 100,000+ double rubs Wyzenbeek. The Wit fabric is bleach cleanable, and both Melody and Tinge are 21 phthalate-free vinyl, making them environmentally responsible to boot.Configure Shaw
Building on the success of its existing hexagonal collection, Plane, Shaw added 14 new colors to the palette, as well as three new styles of shifting shapes that can be combined to create subtle tonal patterns or impactful entryways. All of the styles are 26-ounce, multi-level pattern, cut-loop construction made with EcoSolution Q nylon and EcoWorx backing.Fast Track Sina Pearson Textiles
With sportswear trends taking over the fashion world, "athleisure" has made its way to interior design with Sina Pearson’s newest collection of textiles. Patterns like Marathon, Sprinter, and Mesh are made from high-performance upholstery fabric that feature Sunbrella contract yarn and PVC-free polyurethane.Plaid Chilewich
One of two new weaves launching at Neocon, Plaid is available in wall-to-wall flooring, as well as wall textiles in six-foot roll widths. Designers can also opt for 18-inch-square tiles and 6- by 36-inch planks to create a more patterned look. The collection is offered in tan, multi, and gray colorways.
Dazzling Dialogues Moooi
Designer Noortje van Eekelen explores modern symbols in her Dazzling Dialogues design that uses warped emojis to create detailed patterns that serve as a reminder of how we communicate with one another in this tech-driven world.Floor Tiles Mosa The ideal in floor design is to achieve superb aesthetics in every project, while also ensuring design integrity and minimizing risk. Risk within the project, and risk to the designer’s reputation and bottom line, can be minimized with thoughtful floor design, combined with careful and diligent specification of tiled surfaces. Learn more about the top 5 factors to consider before specifying tile.