YAP 2011 Finalist: MoMA PS1SP11 GhostHouse by IJP Architects | MoMA

YAP 2011 Finalist: MoMA PS1SP11 GhostHouse by IJP Architects

IJP Architects London and Cambridge (UK) George Legendre

MoMA PS1SP11 GhostHouse

IJP Architects
London and Cambridge (UK)
George Legendre

George Legendre of IJP Architects proposes to bring domesticity to the site’s urban environment with MoMA PS1SP11 GhostHouse. Constructed primarily of blue, white, and red polypropylene rope, the lightweight installation is a minimalist delineation of a series of interconnected roomlike spaces. The main courtyard features uncovered, open, and permeable dining, seating, and shallow bathing areas, while a smaller area hosts a covered representation of a one-room house, complete with a pitched roof, eaves, and a chimney. The rope construction ensures an open, transparent view from one end of the courtyard to the other while cordoning off a series of smaller spaces for intimate social encounters. Ethereal yet familiar, the design combines the formal, public space of the MoMA PS1 courtyard with the informal environment of the private home.

IJP Architects
London and Cambridge (UK)
George Legendre
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