By Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Winy Maas, Fritz Haeg
Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les pavs, l. a. plage! (Beneath the pavement, the beach!), a brand new type of radical expression took form at MoMA's P.S.1 courtyard in Queens, long island. Above the Pavement--the Farm! finds the groundbreaking efforts of structure enterprise WORKac and their group of greater than one hundred fifty collaborators--farmers, politicians, horticulturists, technicians, soil scientists, engineers, structure scholars, and artists--to create a operating city farm, hoisted 30 toes excessive, utilizing business cardboard tubes packed with greater than 50 forms of in the neighborhood grown fruit and veggies. known as Public Farm 1 (P.F.1), this new breed of sustainable infrastructure, able to producing its personal strength, recycling rainwater, cultivating plants, and inspiring relaxation, established that even the main impossibly utopian visions of eco-friendly urban dwelling are inside our reach.
Above the Pavement--the Farm! provides a tasty variety of principles and matters located on the intersection of structure, urbanism, and foodstuff. that includes a full of life mlange of voices depicting the making of P.F.1--with contributions via artist and agricultural activist Fritz Haeg, architectural historian Meredith TenHoor, architect Winy Maas, and head chef Michael Anthony of latest York City's Gramercy Tavern--this ebook introduces a brand new period of ecological pondering and concrete sustenance.
Amale Andraos and Dan wooden are the founders of recent York City-based paintings structure Company.
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While our variable was a coarse fit, we made it a fine fit by varying the amount of paper they rolled around the cores. Haviland Argo: Even with all of the calculations, we somehow ended up one night realizing that there was still a quarter inch of separation between the actual diameter of one of the tubes and the way we had drawn them to fit together. It doesn’t sound like much, but when you multiple it by 352 tubes, it really adds up and could have been a big problem. We had to reconfigure the entire layout.
1 Dan Sesil: The compactness of things was really important—that part was quite fun, actually. When they make these paper tubes, they start with an inner ring of a set dimension. The way we varied the sizes—to make the tight, compact fits that we were looking for—was to vary the thickness of the paper wall. If we wanted it a little thicker, we just asked them to lay a little bit more paper on it. While our variable was a coarse fit, we made it a fine fit by varying the amount of paper they rolled around the cores.
Michael Grady Robertson: People here were really eager to get involved and be associated with the project. Some of our team have an engineering background and were fascinated in the engineering aspects. Others who have a theater background were interested in the spectacle of it. Our executive director is the president of a museum council, so she was interested in collaborating. The nature of the project made it attractive to so many different organizations and so many people on a lot of different levels.
Above the Pavement - the Farm! : Architecture & Agriculture at P.F.1 by Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Winy Maas, Fritz Haeg