The Glenstone Art Museum has opened and we cannot wait to go see it. During its design phase, Maziar Behrooz spoke with its architects Thomas Phifer and Gabe Smith in his Parrish Art Museum series: Architectural Sessions.
We’re thrilled that our Bard Media Lab has been nominated in 2018 Dwell Magazine’s Best of Design — prefab category. This project is an instantiation of our on-going research and implementation of low-cost, sustainably-driven, building and housing; and was immensely supported by Bard College, the Experimental Humanities Department, and, our liaison at Bard, Mr. Jeff Katz.
We’re grateful for having had a chance to show how a college could relieve its classroom space needs and quickly build new space with little disruption to campus life.
Thanks to Bard College and our partner at SnapSpace Solutions.
"In today’s global world you may have drunk coffee from Brazil or a smoothie containing frozen fruit from China. You could be wearing clothes made in India, watching a TV made in Japan while sitting on a sofa containing wood from Argentina on a laminate floor manufactured in Sweden.
All of this has been made possible by a rectangular steel box - the humble shipping container."
-Australian National Maritime Museum
On October 5, 2017, we presented a Vision Plan of the Village of East Hampton to the Mayor and Trustees of thee village. We were grateful that the board invited us to show and discuss ideas that we developed over the summer with our team and advisors. We appreciate the feedback given to us during the meeting and look forward to further conversation with the board.Thank you Mayor and Board of Trustees.
On Monday September 18, 2017, we installed our pre-fabricated, completely pre-finished, retrofitted shipping containers on the campus of Bard College. The structure will serve the Experimental Humanities Department as a Media Lab. The installation started at 11 am and by 3 pm the 2nd floor was stacked and we were walking inside the building. Another day or two will be needed to install some trim boards between the upper and lower floors, and connect the electrical and plumbing lines to the site utilities. We anticipate that within 5 days of installation, max, the building will be ready for classes. Here are some photos of the installation.