Afterparty, the installation by MOS for P.S.1's Young Architect's Program opened yesterday. The 'stack effect' wind chimneys are made from aluminum fabric stretched across a structural frame, then thatched with a geo-textile sourced from Indonesia, providing a breezy place to hang out.
MOS describes it in terms of a high-formalism afterparty:
One thing about the “"Afterparty," as we're calling it, is the need to look for new promiscuities, new methods of design, after the party of a sort of high-formalism which has dominated academic discourse. In this particular case it's with the basic structural arch and dome geometries, rough base materiality and the production of a totalizing "environment," (literally cooling down the courtyard through stack effect) looking towards a more primitive state of architecture.
More after the jump.