The Courtyard at MoMA PS1 - PHOTOBLOG

The MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY is the Queens affiliate of the well-known Manhattan arts establishment, the Museum of Modern Art. PS1 is now showing two new exhibitions in their outdoor facilities. The first and latest is the The Party Wall, the winning design of their 13th annual Young Architects Program.

This structure is an intricate web of wood paneling featuring a removable bottom that turns into portable benches to enjoy the courtyard or the small water pools throughout the structure. Comprised of recycled and environmentally friendly materials from local businesses, The Party Wall comes from CODA, an experimental design studio based in Ithica, NY, credited to Caroline O’Donnell.

Colony, the exhibition also currently on display, is an experimental habitat that explores what life might be like in a world of perpetual natural disasters and economic volatility. The design, which is meant to help artists and architects focus on the future of housing and communal space, comes from Argentinian archtectural firm, a77.

All photos by Timothy Dillon. These photos and more can be found in higher resolutions on the BTR Today Flickr.