Felix Heisel and the Circular Construction Lab: Circulating Matters 2

Circulating Matters 2 explores the potential of a local circular construction industry in New York State. The project reuses materials from the Catherine Commons Deconstruction Project (a former 1910 residential building in Ithaca, NY), reactivating the material qualities and values for the construction of this installation. The design plays on concepts of circulation and circularity by reimagining

Jon Lott / Para Project: Bivouac for Models

Bivouac for Models is a pairing of model-scale and full-scale architectures. Taking its title from the “bivouac”—the French term for a makeshift structure made of branches, leaves, and ferns often fashioned by soldiers taking shelter from the elements overnight during prolonged battles—the building acts as a shelter for a small-scale model of a similar Jon

AD—WO: Groundwork

Annually, the freeze-thaw cycles on this site push boulders and stone to the surface of the earth: animist refusals of the Enclosures that partition our lives. Groundwork moves in concert with these shifts and rotations; suspended between the material histories embedded in the ground and the immaterial practices inherited by generations of Indigenous stewards. The rituals of

Shared Space—Collective Practices

Shared Space—Collective Practices, on view from January 21 to June 11, 2023, presents the work of four international collaborative design practices—WIP, FUNdaMENTAL Design Build Initiative, Colloqate Design, and Assemble—bringing people together through communal work to realize projects with broader social impact. These collectives share a multi-disciplinary approach, with teams often composed not only of architects,

Outpost Office: Drawing Fields No. 6

Drawing Fields is a series of large-scale works by Outpost Office exploring the spatial potential of notation. Each installation utilizes GPS-controlled painting robots to mark site-specific, building-size drawings at 1:1 scale. The drawing series employs techniques of measuring, delineating, and marking to investigate architecture as the dynamic performance of spatial instructions. The notational assemblies of Drawing Fields challenge

Hana Kassem and Spencer Topel: Ensemble

Ensemble is an immersive art experience that explores the spatial and acoustic resonance of our surrounding environment. Here the installation itself is a space-defining instrument, featuring a series of 17 “reeds” constructed of hollow steel pipes of varying heights. As visitors engage with and move around the field of reeds, their gentle movement activates sound-triggering elements which

Wendy Evans Joseph: Sensory Journey

Columbia County is a place of working farms, open vistas, and primal forests. Sensory Journey fosters navigation of Art Omi’s fields with tactile, audial, olfactory, and visual opportunities for exploration. Multiple elements of engagement for each of our senses provide a heightened visceral encounter with the earth, the landscape, and the sky. Referring to local history, Sensory Journey incorporates

Cameron Wu: Magnetic Z

Cameron Wu’s architectural practice involves the research and deployment of developable surface geometries. Magnetic Z comprises two primary surfaces which exhibit opposing formal properties—curved vs. planar, high resolution vs. low resolution, continuous vs. discrete. These surfaces also define a figural promenade of ramp and stairs, which acts as a spatial hinge in the landscape, providing new vantages

Steven Holl: Obolin

“The presence of light is the most fundamental connecting force of the universe.”Steven Holl, Parallax, 2000 Obolin celebrates the scientific and psychological effects of light and space. The sculpture was named by Holl’s four-year-old daughter Io Helene, who, when asked what Obolin means, replied: “it means anything you want it to mean.” Fabricated from robotically cut CLT,

InConstruction: Peter Eisenman

InConstruction: Peter Eisenman presents a model of the Pinerba Condominium, a housing project for Piazza Erba in Milano (2019). The Pinerba Condominium utilizes abstraction and a Milanese typology through different layered materials, constraints and internal functional requirements, and contrasts the notion that its form should come from the orthogonal lines of the surrounding streets, resulting in