Koolfog is proud to be a part of another unique art installation that incorporates misting systems and fog effects in an innovative way. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 announced Escobedo Soliz Studio as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. This program challenges emerging architects to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water.
“Weaving the Courtyard” is described by the artists as “a series of simple, powerful actions that generate new and different atmospheres.” The project is explained on the MOMA website as:
“Weaving the Courtyard” is a site-specific architectural intervention using the courtyard’s concrete walls to generate both sky and landscape, with embankments in which platforms of soil and water suggest the appearance of a unique topography. A reflective wading pool will stand at the back of the courtyard allowing visitors to cool off in fresh water. Using the modulation of the holes existing in the concrete by the formwork ties when the walls were originally poured, the architects will then weave a textured canopy suspended over the courtyard, or a “cloud” made of contrasting yet colorful ropes. Variations of density will be visible throughout the weaving, inviting visitors to interact and occupy spaces for different periods of time. The woven cloud will provide shade to the visitors below while recasting the courtyard in a bright colored web.
The architects explained that they thought about using mist from the beginning to provide a “refreshing atmosphere.” Koolfog worked closely with them to custom-design high pressure fog effects to produce billowing mist with the density they imagined.
Read more about the project and see a video on at www.momaps1.org. Koolfog is thrilled to have worked with many artists and municipalities to create innovative art installations incorporating fog effects.
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