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Weaving the Courtyard

Escobedo Solíz Studio

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Sara Johnson, Hanley Wood Media

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Weaving the Courtyard

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  • Andrés Soliz Paz, Lazbent Pavel Escobedo Amaral, Stefanie Verhoeyen, Rodrigo Mazari Armida, Hiroshi Ando Ponce de Leon, Brian Rosendo Cascarrabias Zambrano
  • Pedro Lechuga



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Designed to host MoMA PS1's Warm Up summer concert series, the installation opened at MoMA PS1 in June 2016 and will be on display through August 21, 2016.

Read ARCHITECT's coverage of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, and check out past installations in Project Gallery.

Project Description


Escobedo Soliz was selected to construct the temporary installation for the PS1 warm ups in summer 2016 through the YAP Program 2016 of MoMa Ps1. Weaving the courtyard is not an object nor a sculpture standing in the courtyard of the PS1, but a series of simple but powerful actions on the preexistence that generate new and different atmospheres in every space of the courtyard. The intervention works together with the preexisting walls to generate embankments on the topography, platforms of soil and mirrors of water. Using the modulation of the holes on the concrete walls, left by the formwork ties, they make a weaving system to create an ethereal and colorful cloud of ropes that provide many different textures, colors and shadows below the courtyard. They use the materials as they are, without altering their original state, therefore in the end of the summer these materials can be reused, for their usual purposes. Since its foundation in 1971, the PS1 has been one of the first and most important venues for site-specific art In New York. The Proposal is in essence, a site-specific architectural intervention that can only belong in this courtyard.
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