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August 22, 2017 - Comments Off on MOMA PS1 Lumen by Jenny Sabin Studio

MOMA PS1 Lumen by Jenny Sabin Studio

MOMA PS1 Lumen by Jenny Sabin Studio

Photographed by: Lindsay Koffler

Lumen is an immersive, interactive installation by Jenny Sabin Studio, winner of MoMA PS1's annual Young Architect's Program. Now in its 18th year, the program spotlights innovative projects by rising architects. Lumen is made up of over 1 million yards of digitally knitted fiber. Inspired by "collective levity, play, and interaction," the installation's color transforms throughout the day to emit glowing light as the sun sets.

"Lumen is an experiment, taking risks through collaboration across disciplines. Held in tension within the PS1 courtyard matrix of walls, Lumen applies insights and theories from biology, materials science, mathematics, and engineering." -Jenny Sabin

"A lightweight knitted fabric of responsive tubular structures and a canopy of cellular components employs recycled textiles, photo-luminescent and solar active yarns that absorb, collect, and deliver light." -Jenny Sabin

"Through direct references to the flexibility and sensitivity of the human body, Lumen integrates adaptive materials and architecture where code, pattern, human interaction, environment, geometry and matter operate together as a conceptual design space." -Jenny Sabin