Through 07.31.09
Aesthetics of Crossing: Land Ports of Entry / Citizenship by Design


Courtesy Van Alen Institute

Two projects that examine border crossing points and the individuals who pass through them are on view. Land Ports of Entry by Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects highlights the architecture of surveillance and openness in two recently built U.S. border stations. Citizenship by Design by Kadambari Baxi and Irene Cheng re-imagines the design of passports, international regulations, and other artifacts.

Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor, NYC

Through 07.31.09
Jiri Makovec: Tales from the Island


“1 Madison Park” is taken from the penthouse under construction.

Jiri Makovec, courtesy Fragmental Museum

Makovec continues his personal exploration of his urban experience of NYC in his fifth installation at the Chelsea Market. Within the city’s grid, moments of mystery and terror are captured as a series of encounters and events.

Chelsea Market c/o Fragmental Museum
75 9th Avenue, NYC

Through 09.28.09
2009 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program: MOS afterparty


Model of afterparty, the winning project of the 2009 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program by MOS. The designers are Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample.

©2009 MOS

For the 10th anniversary of the YAP program, and with a budget of $70,000, MOS’s winning landscape serves as an immersive environment for the 2009 Warm Up summer music series. A series of tall hut-like “chimneys” with dark thatched skins form an “urban shelter,” providing a cooling escape from the summer heat, similar to a Bedouin tent.
P.S.1 Courtyard
22-25 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City, NYC