By Irina Vinnitskaya
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Photographs by Don Pollard. © 2011 The Museum of Modern Art.
Starting today, through July 30, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will be running an exhibit featuring the proposals of five interdisciplinary studios that were asked to re-think and re-invent the future of housing in the midst of the foreclosure crisis that remains a threat to many Americans and their homes. Over the Summer of 2011, WORKac, MOS Architects, Visible Weather, Zago Architecture and Studio Gang Architects selected five “megaregions” across the country on which to speculate the form that housing could take: physically, socially and economically. Late this summer, ArchDaily has provided coverage while the work was in progress. Opening today, the results of those speculative efforts will be presented at the MoMA as part of an exhibit called Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream. The Open Studios exercise was organized by Barry Bergdoll, MoMA’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, with Reinhold Martin, Director of Columbia University’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.
Read on for more on the proposals and details about the exhibit.
Courtesy of WorkAC
Throughout the process, MoMA and P.S.1 have been running a blog about the progress of the projects. The five participating architectural teams presented their work at Foreclosure Open Studios. They are:
WORKac’s Amale Andraaos and Dan Wood selected Salem-Keizer, Oregon for their transformation of 200 acre big box retail site. The presentation of the project at Open Studios can be seen here.
Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith presented the proposal by MOS. Their site was located in The Oranges, New Jersey, a suburban community heavily intersected by infrastructural networks. A video of their presentation can be viewed here.
Michael Bell presented Visible Weather’s proposal which chose to look to Temple Terrace, Florida and