2012 Preview: Foreclosed! Rather, Solutions.

The Issues in Contemporary Architecture series continues at New York’s Museum of Modern Art with Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream,” opening February 15-July 20, 2012, in which five domestic architecture companies explore new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs, post- foreclosure crisis. Five architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers’ teams worked in public workshops at MoMA and  PS1 last summer “to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country’s suburbs.” One, Zago Architecture, raised its goal of $9000 to fund its project, “The Suburbs Are Okay” off USA Projects. See the link here.

The five teams were responding to something called The Buell Hypothesis, prepared by the Buell Center at Columbia University. Each of five teams lead by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture—focused on a specific location within one of five “megaregions” across the country. One was suburban Newark and you can watch this video to learn more about inventive solutions for this suburb with a transit connection to New York City.

This exhibit organized by Barry Bergdoll presents the proposals. Can’t wait. Neither can America.


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