So proud of my brother, Jim, who is part of the design team of the winning entry for New York’s Museum of Modern Art – PS1’s Young Architects Program. Called Hi-Fy and designed by The Living, the structure will go up in June 2014 made exclusively of bio-engineered material. These bricks, grown using a combination of corn stalks and fungus root cells, are entirely organic and compostable, create no waste and use no energy – they’re locally grown in petri dishes that will be reused as the reflective bricks on the top of the structure. You can read more about the structure in Architect Magazine or in the New York Times.
This is incredibly cool – not just the implications for new building materials and environmental sustainability – but because my big brother is a part of it. Jim’s also been a part of an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France and with Tomás Saraceno’s installation “In Orbit” in Düsseldorf, Germany. So proud of him – he is the coolest!