Freshkills Park Blog

Current landscape and waterfront exhibits

Superstudio's "The Continuous Monument: On the Rocky Coast" (1969), on view at the MoMA.

A couple of exciting exhibitions and projects featuring the built and natural environments are currently underway at the MoMA and P.S.1.  The MoMA exhibition, “In Situ: Architecture and Landscape”, opened last April and will be running through February 22nd.  A small but succinct show, it’s worth visiting.

P.S.1’s recent program “Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront” included a studio residency for Architecture Research Office (ARO), which developed designs for “adaptive ‘soft’ infrastructures” to address rising tidewaters in New York and New Jersey, taking into account the needs of both the metropolis and the coastline ecology.  An exhibit of models, drawings and analytical materials produced during the residency will be opening at the MoMA March 24th.  In the meantime, the Rising Currents Blog continues to offer interesting reflections on the intersections of urban and hydrological systems.

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February 5, 2010 - Posted by | events, FKP, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. How does this take into account the ecology of the coast? This is a huge, obtrusive structure that looks awful!

    Comment by kristen | March 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m not sure Superstudio (or much of anyone) was concerned about designing for the ecology of the coast back in 1969. I’m also not sure that they expected this design to be built (it wasn’t).

      Comment by freshkillspark | March 19, 2010 | Reply


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