MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 - COSMO / Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 - COSMO / Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

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  • Research on the politics of water

    Iván López Munuera
  • Research on urban infrastructures and water in New York

    Esteban de Guido de Backer
  • Structure Engineering

    BAC Engeneering and Consultancy Group / Xavier Aguiló i Aran, Rodrigo Martín, Jaume Vallès, Hugo Díez
  • Ecosystem Design

    Asepma / Jochen Scheerer
  • Hydraulic Engineering

    ARUP / Sebastian Lopez, David Dubrow
  • Electrical Engineering

    ARUP / Michael Incontrera
  • Lighting Engineering

    Antonia Peón-Veiga
  • NYU Department of Interaction Science

    Arlen Bitsky, Ernie Gerardo, Hovsep Agop, Oskar Noam, Anneka Goss, Charles Deluga, Omayeli Arenyeka, Leslie Martinez, Sriya Sarkar, Nadia Palachkina, Dana Karwas
  • Models, web platform and app

    Miguel Mesa del Castillo, Joaquín García Vincente, Anna Melgarejo, Tatiana Poggi, FABLAB, PROYECTOS ARQUITECTÓNICOS, UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE, AD HOC
  • Audiovisuals

    Bollería Industrial / Paula Currás, Ana Olmedo, Eugenio Fernández Sánchez, Enrique Ventosa
  • Voice artist

    Lee Buckley
  • NYC Department of Environmetal Protection

    Corinne Martin, Kim Estes-Fradis
  • Ecosystemic Production

    Michelles Hofet, Abreu Lucas, Rennie Lauren Jones, J. P. Buonocore, Yoonseok Lee, Michelle Ida Kleinman, Yannan Chen, Jiaying Fan, Dihua Yan
  • Botanical Advise

    Queens Botanical Garden / Rebecca Wolf
  • Gardens and Ecosystems

    Balmori Associates, Camilla Hammer, GRNASFCK, Julia Frederick, Patio Interior and Marc Pascal, Regina Galvanduque and Andrés Mier y Terán, wHY, Paula Livingstone, Sofia Armanet, Verdant Gardens
  • Advise

    Storefront for Art and Architecture, Pepe Cobo Gallery, Queens Botanical Garden
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Text description provided by the architects. More than 2 billion gallons of water circulate everyday beneath New York City. COSMO is a movable artifact, made out of customized irrigation components, to make visible and enjoyable the so-far hidden urbanism of pipes we live by. An assemblage of ecosystems, based on advanced environmental design, engineered to filter and purify 3.000 gallons of water; eliminating suspended particles and nitrates, balancing the PH, and increasing the level of dissolved oxygen.

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The United Nations estimates that by 2025 two thirds of the global population will live in countries that lack sufficient water. COSMO is designed as both an offline and an online prototype. Its purpose it to trigger awareness, and to be easily reproduced all around the world, giving people access to drinking water, and to a dialogue about it.

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© Miguel de Guzmán

But above all, COSMO is a party-artifact that moves to go there wherever the party happens. It is a device meant to gather people together, as pleasant and climatically comfortable as a garden and at the same time as visually rich as a mirrored disco ball. As a result of a complex biochemical design, its stretched-out plastic mesh glows automatically whenever its water has been purified. With COSMO, the party is literally lit up every time the environment is being protected.

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© Miguel de Guzmán
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Floor Plan
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Address: 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States

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Cite: "MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 - COSMO / Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation" 23 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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2015纽约现代艺术博物馆PS1 YAP - COSMO 生态装置 / Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

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