Shared Space—Collective Practices

Shared Space—Collective Practices 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, but collaborating with individuals with a variety of backgrounds

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

InConstruction: SO – IL

InConstruction: SO – IL presents models, drawings, and recent in construction photographs of Site Verrier de Meisenthal (2015). The French village of Meisenthal is a cultural center with an 18th century glass factory complex, composed of three independent, interrelated institutions. The design and components of Site Verrier allude to Meisenthal’s historic glass production through a rolling, poured-in-place concrete

Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand

Single-Handedly collects original drawings from a group of accomplished contemporary architects who, in an industry dominated by digital technologies, continue to work by hand. Radically diverse in scale, materials, technique, subject, and spirit, these works overturn preconceived notions of what an architectural drawing is like. Some are dreamy, fiery and avant-garde, and others pragmatic, reductive and

InConstruction: Pedro y Juana

Pedro y Juana designed the seating elements originally for Hórama Rama, winner of MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program 2019. Art Omi: Architecture is exhibiting both the linear benches and cubic stools made of standard-milled lumber and painted with blue accents on the Freddie Terrace of the Benenson Center. Pedro y Juana is a studio from Mexico