One of the last things you'd expect to find on a large vacant lot in downtown Philadelphia might be an exhibition full of progressive thinking on sustainable design. But from now until October 30th, A Clean Break will be putting a previously empty space to good use by showcasing low waste innovations for the urban environment.
A Clean Break exhibit brings together the work of architects, furniture designers, product designers, artists, landscape designers, forward thinkers, and everyday design-minded activists to present a collection of work addressing the how of sustainability.
Details at A Clean Break
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"An exhibition of modern prefab architecture and high-design, low-waste innovations for the urban environment." A Clean Break, part of DesignPhiladelphia 2008, showcases the work of Alchemy Architects (Weehouse), Elemental, Gans Studio, Darchitects, Interface Studio Architects, Studio 804 from the University of Kansas, and Sustain Design/Altius Architecture (Minihome). But don't worry, it's not just architects... Bike Share Philadelphia, Greensgrow (vertical farming), Maruja Fuentes' Leaning Molds, Iannone Design furniture, InLiquid, Daniel Michalik's cork seating, PIE Studio, and SMIT (modular solar cells) are all showcased on site with interactive, touch-friendly installations.
Sustain Design/Altius Architecture, MiniHome — Toronto, Canada
Maruja Fuentes, Leaning Molds — Puerto Rico
Pie Studio — Miami, Florida
Habitat House, Philadelphia
Greensgrow, Vertical Garden — Philadelphia
Sway, Stool by DMFD Studio
Opening night reception