Each summer, the MoMA PS1 outdoor exhibition space in Long Island City, N.Y., displays a unique work from an up-and-coming architect who is ready to break onto the scene. This year’s creation is “Hy-Fi,” three spiraling towers that use special materials to emit as little energy, waste and carbon emissions as possible.
The “bio installation” was the brainchild of David Benjamin, principal of New York-based firm The Living, which also won the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 15th annual Young Architects Program.
Hy-Fi lords over the courtyard and is an architectural marvel. Made from corn stalks and living root structures, compostable Ecovative bricks comprise the bulk of the towers. Continue reading →