The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 are preparing to welcome the winning submission of the 2014 Young Architects Program on 27 June. Hy-Fi, designed by David Benjamin of The Living, is a temporary outdoor installation that has been grown specifically for this event and will be open to the public until 7 September 2014.
Benjamin’s structure has been constructed using a new building material that is almost entirely compostable. The ‘brick’ is created using discarded cornstalks and living root-like structures. This material is set over a period of several days in a mould in a process that creates almost no waste, uses no energy and has no carbon emissions.
These organic bricks form the base of a circular tower while the moulds are used to complete the structure, creating a reflective section at the top which helps direct light down into the towers. The temporary structure will host the 2014 Warm Up summer music series which begins on 28 June 2014.
See here for a previous article on the Hy-Fi project.