Gimme Shelter preview this Friday at Philly Architecture Center!

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Bird/Seed Shelter. Julia Molloy and Taka Sarui. Semi-finalists in Gimme Shelter for the Schuylkill Center
Bird/Seed Shelter. Julia Molloy and Taka Sarui. Semi-finalists in Gimme Shelter for the Schuylkill Center

One more First Friday item for you…especially if you’re in the Chinatown area and especially if you love us…and if you love sustainable architecture/art projects.

Gimme Shelter is a documentary show featuring the 12 top plans submitted by artist and architect teams to create a sustainable “hut” out at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.  Opening date for to see the huts in action and in situ is May 9.

The 6 finalists will be announced Friday night at the opening and their projects will be installed at SCEE this Spring.

We were part of a team of stellar jurors for this project, which also included:

Mark Hughes, Philadelphia’s new Director of Sustainability
William W. Braham, PhD FAIA, Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania Jeanne Jaffe, Professor and Chair of Fine Arts, University of the Arts
Laurie D. Olin, Olin Partnership

There were 80+ submissions in total from groups around the world.

The Twelve Semi-Finalist Teams:
Rebecca Popowsky & Riggs Skepnek – Philadelphia, PA
Julia Molloy and Taka Sarui  – New York, NY
North Studio- Elijah Huge & Angus McCullough – Middletown, CT
Digsau & The Challenge Program – Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE
Rashida Ng & Nami Yamamoto– Philadelphia, PA
Tackett & Company– Philadelphia, PA
Alexa Bosse & Ari Miller- Philadelphia, PA
GCArchitects– Gabriela Sanz Rodrнguez & Carlos Martнnez Mediero– Madrid, Spain
Rob Corser– Seattle, WA
Tonic Design– David Hill & Vincent Petrarca– Raleigh, NC
FORM Design Collaborative– Philadelphia, PA
Ana Bismarck & Vera Almada– Lisbon, Portugal

Opening Friday February 6th, 2009
6-8 pm

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gimme shelter, julia molloy, schuylkill center, taka sarui

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