Think of dancing in the summer heat under MoMA PS1’s 2013 courtyard installation

Banish the cold by imagining you're raging at the Warm Up series. Plus, check out Party Wall by CODA, which has water cannons and paddling pools.

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  • Image: courtesy CODA

    Rendering of CODA’s Party Wall, winning design of the 2013 Young Architects Program. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMAPS1.

  • Image: courtesy CODA

    Rendering of CODA’s Party Wall, winning design of the 2013 Young Architects Program. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMAPS1.

  • Image: courtesy CODA

    Mock-up detail of CODA’s Party Wall, winning design of the 2013 Young Architects Program. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMAPS1.

  • Image: courtesy CODA

    Rendering of CODA’s Party Wall, winning design of the 2013 Young Architects Program. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMAPS1.

Image: courtesy CODA

Rendering of CODA’s Party Wall, winning design of the 2013 Young Architects Program. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMAPS1.

When it's this damn cold, we like to shut our eyes and visualize a warmer place, and one of our go-to mental images is MoMA PS1's Warm Up series. The summer Saturday tea parties are typically scorchingly hot, and feature DJ sets and live performances. To help you conjure up such an image, feast your eyes on this year's monumental courtyard installation, the winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program, Party Wall, designed by CODA.


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The structure is made using leftovers from Ithaca skateboard manufacturers Comet (cometskateboards.com), and according to the press release, 120 panels from the lower half can be detached to form benches and tables. There are wading pools and—calling back to years past—the obligatory water cannon (just pause for a moment and imagine cooling off under that—bliss). The installation will be held in place by pillow-shaped balloons of water that will be illuminated at night.


Sounds cool, and the perfect foil for Warm Up's always-amazing lineup of artists (the 2013 roster should be announced in May). In the meantime, check out renderings above; the massive lines waiting to enter the courtyard are not pictured.



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