CODA, an Ithaca based design firm, won MoMA PS1 2013's young architects program. They proposed to build a large "Party Wall" in the museum's courtyard and now it has been constructed. The institution typically has large-scale works that interact with the public and boasts eco-friendliness, so the new installation makes sense.
The structure has many cool elements. 120 removable elements are located inside of it that can be used as tables or benches. Plastic billows filled with water help stabilize the lightweight structure. At night, the inflatable objects are illuminated and create a dazzling show between the holes of the facades.
The temporary malleable pavilion is made of reclaimed wood via a local manufacturer of environmentally conscious skateboards named Comet. The boards are constructed in such a way that the structure makes artful shadows. There are also staggered stages meant for small performances at the Long Island City art space. If you're trying to read what the project says, you can stop now. “It does not say anything in itself,” the designers said, “it says something only in relation to the ground and the sun, and even then, says little, except what it would like to be: a wall.”
Below the photographs is a video that outlines the blueprints of the structure.