Re-Source

Re-Source, Storefront’s first in-person exhibition since the lockdown, draws upon our material and social resources. 26 architects and designers have created new works with leftover and surplus items from our office, gallery, and storage spaces.

 

We contributed with IAMA (Self) Healing Source 


Materials: cork board mounted on plywood, concrete

A vessel for water.
Title recalls the material’s nature (cork) and theme (resource).
Cork, known as self-healing.
Low in density, air pores, elastic properties.
Remove a disturbance from cork and it decompresses, resulting in "healing."
Healing, care, self.
Healing qualities of water in mineral springs; known rituals since antiquity.
Form based on Asclepieion, spring house below the Acropolis.
Cork's elasticity, near-impermeability; can stay submerged for centuries.
A vessel that carries water; heals and self-heals for a long time.
In construction, water cures concrete once poured.
Cork doesn't lose any integrity in its cell structure.
Belief in New York City, its institutions emerging from the crisis without losing theirs

 

here's a link to the show 
https://www.storefrontbenefit.com/

 

Team: 
Lydia Xynogala with Miaoting He, Rolande Namegabe, Lan Hua Weng, Luis Vargas


ALOS joins a group of colleagues including: Abruzzo Bodziak Architects,  Anthony Titus, Agency—Agency / Tei Carpenter, Atelier Office / V. Mitch McEwen, Bryony Roberts, Buro Koray Duman, Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Chen Chen and Kai Williams, Farzin Lotfi Jam, FIERRO / Laura Gonzalez Fierro, GRT Architects, inc_a / David Bench, MAIO, New Affiliates, NOArchitecture / Andrew Heid, Office III, PARA Project / Jon Lott, PARC Office / Will Prince, Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio, Productora, P.R.O. – Peterson Rich Office, Reddymade / Suchi Reddy, Studio Cadena, Talbot & Yoon + TUNA. 


Exhibition design by LANZA Atelier 
graphics by Pentagram