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Museum of Modern Art features digitally knit solar installation

Out There | July 24, 2017 | By:

Photos: Jenny Sabin Studio.

A digitally knit structure, installed within the courtyard of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), was the winner of MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program. The annual initiative tasks creatives with designing a temporary outdoor installation that provides shade, seating and water.

“Lumen,” by the Jenny Sabin Studio is an immersive, interactive pavilion consisting of more than 1 million yards of digitally knit fiber and incorporating 100 robotically woven stools. Two expansive cellular canopies, including 250 hanging tubular structures, are made of lightweight, knitted fabric and employ recycled textiles and photoluminescent and solar-active yarns that absorb, collect and deliver light.

Groups of robotically woven, recycled spool chairs reveal informal messages through hydro-chromic materials in an open responsive system that features lightweight, high-performing, form-fitting and adaptive materials.

“Lumen” will be on display until September 4.

Photos: Jenny Sabin Studio.

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