As per usual, the Long Island City museum has selected a creative piece that addresses environmental issues as part of the its Young Architects Program. This year's winner is called Hy-Fi, by emerging firm the Living. The structure is a 100-percent-organic circular tower; since it is constructed of bricks made out of cornstalks and living root structures, it's pretty much waste-, energy- and carbon-emissions–free. Plus, the temporary installation will provide shade, cool views inside and out, and refreshing air by drawing in colder air at the bottom and expelling hot air at the top ('cause heat rises—get it?). All ages.
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