P.S. 1 in Long Island City is an outgrowth of Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art. There’s generally something cool going on there, though I have not visited in a while. This summer I’m intrigued by one of their latest projects, Public Farm 1, which has veggies growing in cardboard tubes (the farm part) as well as a farmer’s market, wading pool, music series, avant garde playground, and more, all in the art center’s courtyard.
Designed by architects WORK Architecture, the project is described as a combination of a flying carpet and a farmer’s market, which (I guess) refers to the way the structure provides a cantilevered green overlay to the industrial concrete that dominates here. It is an interesting take on the whole urban farm concept, one that emphasizes its industrial surroundings. This is temporary and will be disassembled and recycled at some point.Posted by Elizabeth Licata on July 23, 2008 at 4:35 am, in the category Designs, Tricks, and Schemes.