This year marks the 10th anniversary of the MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program, run by New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. The program invites emerging architects to create a temporary outdoor landscape in P.S.1’s concrete courtyard in Queens, home to its Warm Up summer music series. According to Barry Bergdoll, MoMA’s chief curator of architecture and design, the program often acts “as a barometer” of research trends among young designers.
This year, the winning concept, which Bergdoll calls “very much in the mood of the times,” is by the Cambridge- and New Haven–based firm MOS. Dubbed afterparty, it was chosen from among the proposals of five finalists selected out of a pool of about 40 invited nominees. The other finalists were !ndie architecture, Bade Stageberg Cox, L.E.FT architects, and PARA-project.