This year’s MoMa PS1 Young Architects Program finally selected a winner: The Living, a New York studio, snagged the top title with their tower design constructed from organic materials.
Dezeen reports that the firm will cultivate bio-bricks from agricultural food waste and use them as construction material, making the project entirely sustainable. The Living will collaborate with building firm Ecovative on the project, entitled Hy-Fi.
“The upper section of the structure will be made from reflective bricks produced using a specially developed mirror film. Initially these will be used as growing trays for the organic bricks, but will later be installed at the top of the tower to help to bounce light down inside. Gaps in the brickwork will help to naturally ventilate interior spaces using the stack effect, drawing cool air in at the bottom and pushing hot air out at the top.”
The installation is set to open in June.
Info and photos courtesy of Dezeen