July 9, 2008
by Canadian Architect
Migrating Formations is an installation designed by the Contemporary Architecture Practice (CAP) that was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, where it will be on exhibit from July 20 to October 20, 2008.
The wall, measuring 9′ 6″ x 7′ 6″ x 8″ uses the latest robotic manufacturing techniques and reveals the potential of future architectural construction. Space, structure and skin are incorporated in a single form. The formal variation of Migrating Formations responds to light, shade, opacity and structure. Each side of the wall produces different qualities from bulbous to angular features. The integration of these qualitative differences is controlled with the desire to develop the greatest sensorial affect while yielding an elegant aesthetic.
Contemporary Architecture Practice [www.c-a-p.net] was founded in 1999 and is located in SoHo, New York City. The practice has established an award-winning profile in futuristic work using cutting-edge digital design and production techniques. Their work includes master plans, residential, commercial and product design projects.
CAP has been published extensively in the press – most recently featured in the Harvard Design Magazine, A+U, Domus, Der Spiegel, and the New York Times. Past publications include Architectural Design London, Yale Constructs, Arkiteketen Denmark, Monitor Unlimited Moscow, Slate, Space China and Architettura Milan to name a few.
CAP were awarded the Outstanding Award for FEIDAD 2007 and Architectural Record Product of the Month for their lighting fixture “Opale” in 2007. They were also selected for Phaidon Press’s 10x10_2 (2005), curated by “10 internationally prominent critics, architects and curators,” and Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard 2004, as one of 11 architectural practices worldwide “building the future of architecture.”
CAP’s projects have been most recently exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Serpentine Museum, London and Entry 2006 Expo in Essen, Germany. Past exhibition venues include Artists Space, New York, Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA], London and the Shanghai Architectural Biennale’s in 2005 and 2006 respectively.