This summer MoMA PS1′s courtyard will feature a nylon star-shaped installation that promises to “clean the air to a degree equivalent to removing 260 cars from the road,” according to The New York Times.
The design firm HWKN submitted the winning proposal, whose air-cleaning abilities reportedly come from a chemical treatment for the nylon. “It’s a really fun thing but it’s actually playing with brand new materials and technologies that are going to have more and more practical applications,” Barry Bergdoll, chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, told The Times.
Last year’s winners, Interboro Partners offered the canopy-inspired “Holding Pattern,” and the year before had “Pole Dance” from SO-IL, the firm that will be designing New York’s first Frieze building on Randall’s Island.
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