A Stroll Outdoors
edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 1/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
In the last two decades, some of the world's most derelict outdoor spaces have become the most glorious, and New York's Museum of Modern Art celebrates this design achievement by focusing on 22 such public projects in "Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape." Models, drawings, photographs, and large-scale video projections illustrate the transformation of the sites, which range from small city plazas to large parks on postindustrial sites and entire urban sectors.
For example, architect Martha Schwartz healed the scars of an Irish Republican Army bombing in Manchester, U.K., by building Exchange Square, now a bustling retail, dining, and recreation destination represented in the show by a selection of photographs and a video. Also on view are Ken Smith Landscape Architect's renderings for MoMA's own private roof garden. February 25–May 16; 212-708-9400; moma.org.