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"Grand by Design," the centennial of Grand Central Terminal

In collaboration with Grand Opening, we created an exhibition to honor one of New York's
most iconic spaces. Grand Opening lead the design of this exhibition, commissioned by
The New York Transit Museum. The client made it possible to use Grand Central itself
as the site. Projections highlight architectural details while giving quick hits of factual
information for the 750,000 visitors that stream through Vanderbilt Hall every day.
(That's a fact.) The exhibition was installed February 1, 2013
April 1, 2013.

For the online exhibition, beautiful installation photos and a guided tour on video, click here.


 

 
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jill, why do you build huts?

A support exhibition for Jill Sigman, a multi-disciplinary artist working in performance and installation,
in the context of Hut #7, the seventh in a two-year series of huts built from local trash, found and
re-purposed materials called The Hut Project. Each hut is at the same time a structure, a sculpture,
and an emergency preparedness kit in which themes of sustainability, shelter, real estate, and apocalypse
intersect. Our exhibition gives context to the installation by exploring the previous six huts in The Hut Project
series. The concept of reuse is central to the design of the exhibit. Playing with the materials that have
been used in previous huts, the design forms a “skin” within the space, drawing the exhibit off the walls
and creating an environment that envelops visitors. The environment makes use of some of the materials
that formed previous huts or everyday materials, for example, highlights of ace bandages, caution tape,
or plant material to draw attention to information points within the exhibit.

For a talk between the exhibition team, the artist and research consultants, click here. 

Talking about more than a hut through the lens of art from BRUNO on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 
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Williamsburg House
This client sought a warm and modern, yet industrial residence, prompted by the purchase of a former mechanic's garage. A constant concern was the new building's response to its own charming street surroundings and larger changing neighborhood of Williamsburg. The heart of the house is the courtyard, surrounded by glass lites on three sides. Two sides are completely operable allowing the entire space to be permeable from living room through the rear of the house. See profile of the owner and house in New York Magazine. Photos courtesy of MESH Architectures.
 
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Call to Action!

This traveling exhibition–intended to travel before the 2010 Census–educates people
about the census and encourages participation and action in your local community.
The goals foster the ACLU’s mission for immigrant, voter and democratic rights.
Set up as a traveling exhibition in public spaces around the country, the target
audience is primarily Hispanic lower income residents and secondarily, gay married
couples, but all visitors are welcome. The demographic focus is determined
by previous under-counting in these target populations and their need for increased
representation. This exhibition engages people in communal and personal experiences
designed to entertain as well as to educate.

 
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Prelude to the Holocaust

The Afikim Foundation commissioned a traveling exhibition about the climate prior to the Holocaust. The climate is defined by propaganda, redefined social relationships as the National Socialist party comes into power and also explains the Jewish way of life before it was dismantled. Content was edited and narrative sequence defined, as the project went through schematic to design development. The exhibit construction is magnetized cubes which as a structure "break down" as the chronological content gets closer to the horror of the Holocaust. This breakdown is also reflected in the color palette, which gets muddied and brown towards the end of the exhibit. The structure, a pre-fab magnetizied cube system by Burkhardt Litner, was reconfigured from an already existing exhibition called "When Humanity Fails."