Studio630 is the research blog of Kyle Rogler. This blog posts the most inspiring articles of work in architecture, urban design, technology, culture, and programming. Currently stationed at BNIM Architects.
Congratulations to HWKN, the New York based architectural firm, for winning the young architects awards at the MoMA PS1. The summer-long installation “Wendy” does not play the typical architecture game of ecological apology - instead she is pro-active. Wendy is composed of nylon fabric treated with a ground breaking titania nanoparticle spray to neutralize airborne pollutants. During the summer of 2012 Wendy will clean the air to an equivalent of taking 260 cars off the road. In collaboration with Transsolar, the design team developed the climate concepts for the space, which through evaporative cooling, stack driven ventilation and solar shading provides an attractive and comfortable outdoor environment. Wendy’s spiky arms reach out with micro-programs like blasts of cool air, music, water canons and mists to create social zones throughout the courtyard.
Meet Wendy at MoMA PS1: 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, New York or at www.meetwendy.com