Neck of the Moon / Architectural League
Architectural League Prize 2016 for Young Architects and Designers: (Im)permanence

Project Team:
El Hadi Jazairy + Rania Ghosn

DESIGN EARTH received the Architectural League Prize 2016. It was recognized by a distinguished jury of architects, artists and critics in the annual portfolio competition organized by the Architectural League and its Young Architects and Designers Committee. The theme of this year’s competition was (im)permanence, asking how time affects architecture’s assertion of style, methods of assembly and relationship to program.

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
Parsons School of Design at The New School
New York, NY

On view:
June 29 – July 30, 2016

Project Details:
Nine 91x122cm drawings
Neck of the Moon Video

Project exhibited:
The Neck of the Moon is a proposed satellite planet that orbits the Earth, cleaning up the debris-ridden orbital environment by collecting and compacting space debris into one mass. This satellite planet, Laika, is linked to Earth through an umbilical line tied to the belly of Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador. The cordon supplies Laika with materials from the ground, and beams solar energy captured in space back to Earth.

Exhibition, Installation and Production: Irina Chernyakova, Shuya Xu, Sihao Xiong, Matthew Tarpley, Joseph Swerdlin, Nicholas Pacula, Kent Rodzwicz / TINT Boston

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