Contemporary Art and Food….my two great loves

Not sure how many of you know that I LOVE contemporary art. I have been know to run in that circle in St. Louis back in the day and feel that we have an AMAZING community of artists right here in STL.

Anyway, I digress. P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, Queens held a competition to see who would win the rights to transform the courtyard of the Art Center for the summer. The winning architectural duo, married couple Dan Wood and Amale Andraos, won the judges over with their design plans for an urban farm-including an abundance of fresh produce and a genuine harvesting plan.

The seven-year-old competition calls for creating an outdoor social space for dancing and drinking in the summer months. Ms. Andraos and Mr. Wood were chosen over four other finalists, all of them based in New York: Matter Architecture Practice; su11 architecture & design; Them; and Monad Architects, which also has an office in Miami.

The Work team’s presentation — which included Mr. Wood’s donning of a pouffy green gardening skirt with specially designed pockets for his trowel and gardening gloves — made an impression.


Photo by Jacob Silberberg for The New York Times
Dan Wood and Amale Andraos with elements of their design, which includes growing heads of lettuce and harvesting them.


Work Architecture Company
A model of the proposal by Work Architecture that won this year’s Young Architects Program at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center in Long Island City, Queens.





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