Betting a Farm Would Work in Queens
the NYtimes reports on this year's PS1 summer Young Architects Program winners Work Architecture, who propose creating an urban farm:
One can only imagine how the judges reacted when the architects walked
in lugging the kind of hulking concrete-pouring cardboard tubes used at
construction sites filled with flowering heads of cabbage.
The proposal by Dan Wood and Amale Andraos, the husband-and-wife duo
behind Work Architecture, was clearly a departure from previous design
proposals to transform the courtyard of the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art
Center in Long Island City, Queens for a summer. But the urban farm
concept — including an abundance of fresh produce and a genuine
harvesting plan — was apparently just too darn offbeat to pass up.