hy fi

Congratulations to David Benjamin of The Living, whose Young Architect’s Program installation at MoMA PS1 received a Holcim Award for sustainability. 

[Installation view of The Living’s Hy-Fi, the winning project of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 2014 Young Architects Program. June 27-September 7, 2014. Photograph by Kris Graves]

Self-assembling fungus tower will grow in New York this summer
This summer, New York’s Museum of Modern Art PS1 will play host to a structure built out of self-assembling bricks. Hy-Fi, designed by architect David Benjamin, will open in late June, and be built primarily built from a combination of corn husks and fungus. Bricks made of the two organic materials will be set in place to create three open towers, before being topped by a smaller set of bricks coated in a reflective film.