By Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Winy Maas, Fritz Haeg
Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les pavs, los angeles plage! (Beneath the pavement, the beach!), a brand new type of radical expression took form at MoMA's P.S.1 courtyard in Queens, manhattan. Above the Pavement--the Farm! unearths the groundbreaking efforts of structure enterprise WORKac and their crew of greater than one hundred fifty collaborators--farmers, politicians, horticulturists, technicians, soil scientists, engineers, structure scholars, and artists--to create a operating city farm, hoisted 30 toes excessive, utilizing commercial cardboard tubes full of greater than 50 kinds of in the neighborhood grown vegatables and fruits. known as Public Farm 1 (P.F.1), this new breed of sustainable infrastructure, in a position to producing its personal strength, recycling rainwater, cultivating vegetation, and inspiring rest, verified that even the main impossibly utopian visions of eco-friendly urban dwelling are inside of our reach.
Above the Pavement--the Farm! offers a tasty variety of principles and concerns positioned on the intersection of structure, urbanism, and nutrients. that includes a full of life mlange of voices depicting the making of P.F.1--with contributions by way of artist and agricultural activist Fritz Haeg, architectural historian Meredith TenHoor, architect Winy Maas, and head chef Michael Anthony of latest York City's Gramercy Tavern--this ebook introduces a brand new period of ecological considering and concrete sustenance.
Amale Andraos and Dan wooden are the founders of latest York City-based paintings structure Company.
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Most of what you saw out there was structure, with the exception of some dirt. A big part of the cost was due to what I was saying they had to do. Some of the push-back from WORKac on this project was simply because they absolutely had to pull it off. And they wanted to know for sure if they could get rid of some bolts or change something. Probably the biggest change we made that helped the structure the most was going to a lightweight engineered soil. Anna Kenoff: One of the ideas for reducing the structure was to find a way to lower the weight.
That was my gut feeling. I guess I also took a liking to Dan. He was fairly easy going and, at the same time, he and Amale obviously needed help. I’ve done a lot of big, massive projects with people like the Public Art Fund, with limited funds and limited time. So Dan and Amale’s project fit in, pretty much, with other projects that I’ve done in the past, just on a much bigger scale and with a really compressed schedule. Sam Dufaux: It’s pretty tight—everything in six months. You work one month on the competition, another month and a half organizing your team and project.
I rely on their guidance and sometimes consult with them on projects. All of them said, no, don’t do the project. They told me I was screwing myself; I would not make any money, and I would never finish on time. Then I talked to my girlfriend, Marie. She said that I should do it because it’s hard, because it’s a real challenge. I knew then, deep inside myself, that I needed to do it. I just needed that one voice to tell me that I should. Amale Andraos: I can’t tell you how excited and relieved we were when Art got on board.
Above the Pavement - the Farm! : Architecture & Agriculture at P.F.1 by Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Winy Maas, Fritz Haeg