November 24, 2006

    Lecture at the Aarhus School of Architecture


    Situ Studio lectured at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Aarhus Denmark
    Situ Studio delivered an updated version of the "Intersection of Instruments" lecture. From describing how our studio uses digital fabrication technologies, to how we function as a design studio, we presented a model for how young architects may establish an independent practice.
    November 12, 2006

    Flight 587 Memorial Dedication

    On Sunday morning the Flight 587 Memorial was dedicated on Beach 116th street in Rockaway, Queens. Situ Studio collaborated with Freddy Rodriguez on the design of the memorial which commemorates the 265 victims of Flight 587 that crashed in 2001 shortly after taking off from John F. Kennedy airport en route to the Dominican Republic. The memorial was dedicated on the fifth anniversary of the crash. Nearly 1000 mourners gathered to attend the ceremony.

    October 12, 2006

    SARS PI Sculpture Installed

    Situ Studio fabricated the forms for Mara Haseltine’s SARS PI sculpture that has just been installed at Biopolis (a center for biomedical sciences) in Singapore. The sculpture, an enlarged version of the SARS Protease Inhibitor was fabricated using X-ray crystallography data that was gathered by a team of scientists researching the SARS virus. The piece is located in the “epicenter” of the Biopolis complex which was designed by architect Zaha Hadid.

    September 26, 2006

    Feature in Log


    The summer 2006 issue of Log featured Situ Studio’s Solar Pavilion in an article entitled “Observations on Eco-AESTHETICS.” Log, a journal of writing about contemporary architecture, cities and the built environment titled its summer issue “Toward a critique of sustainable architecture and landscape.” The following is an excerpt from Joseph Bedford’s article:
    “Across the river from PS 1’s annual summer pavilion, the lesser known venue of Stuyvesant Cove Park became the site of a rival temporary structure this year; one built at a fraction of the cost and with a mandate to combine architectural forms and with the communication of sustainable ideals.”
    July 31, 2006

    NYSCA Grant

    Situ Studio has received an Independent Projects grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for its project "Mapping Frontiers: The Expanding U.S. Border." This project will explore the space of the U.S. national borders post 9/11. The NYSCA grant was awarded by the Council's Department of Architecture, Planning and Design.

    July 17, 2006

    2005 NYC Art Commission Award for Excellence in Design


    Situ Studio is a recipient of the 2005 New York City Art Commission Awards for Excellence in Design. This award, which honors the best public projects of 2005, was given to Situ Studio for its work on the design of The Flight 587 Memorial in Far Rockaway, Queens.
    The memorial was among eight projects selected by the city. The award was presented to Situ Studio by Mayor Bloomberg at a ceremony held at the Morgan Library & Museum. The winning projects will be exhibited at the The Van Alen Institute for a month beginning on July 21. The Flight 587 Memorial is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed by October 2006.
    July 2, 2006

    CitySol Commission


    Situ Studio was commissioned to create a series of large scale, interactive exhibits for the CitySol summer series. This event, which celebrates sustainability in New York City, will take place in Stuyvesant Cove Park on July 2, 23, and August 13.
    Situ Studio will be installing a set of architectural constructions which harmonize recycled materials with computer fabrication techniques for the sake of green design. For the series of one-day concerts Situ Studio will be raising a 40' x 30' cardboard tube pavilion, lifting an array of wind turbines, assembling a vertical garden with car tires, providing seating with compressed recycled materials and pitching new paint schemes for hybrid taxis.
    June 17, 2006

    Selected for "From Ruin to Rejuvenation"

    Situ Studio’s competition entry for a new Art Center on Roosevelt Island’s Southpoint was selected for exhibition and publication as part of the “From Ruin to Rejuvenation” show at The Center for Architecture. The show ran through June 17.

    June 13, 2006

    Flight 587 Memorial Construction Begins

    Construction has begun on the Flight 587 Memorial in Far Rockaway, Queens. The memorial is expected to be completed for memorial services this coming November 12.

    May 11, 2006

    Presentation at SOM

    In early May, Situ Studio gave an office presentation at Skidmore Owings and Merrill entitled "Intersecting Instruments". The presentation outlined Situ Studio's use of CAD/CAM technologies in the fields of architecture and design. Emphasizing the growing relevance of digital fabrication to architects, the talk focused on the increasingly seamless relationship between digital and physical modeling.