On April 10th, the Museum of Outdoor Arts will open “ELEMENT HOUSE-architecture for a new ecology” an architectural exhibition showcasing the design of a multi-component, modular green home prototype designed by the team at MOS Architects. Led by Principals Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample. A panel discussion with Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample (professors at Harvard and Yale respectively and have been featured in Dwell magazine with their “Floating House”) begins at 4:30 p.m. and will discuss their work with MoMA and PS1, the Element House project, green building initiatives and answer questions from the audience on additional subject. A reception for the exhibition will begin at 5 p.m. and continues through 9 p.m.
The modular homes will be “off the grid”, or capable of operating independent of all traditional public utility services, and will be designed for pre-fabrication, utilizing strict LEED™ design criteria and limited to 1500 SF or less. The “Element House” is derived from the Fibonacci sequence, which in itself is a describer of developmental patterns in living organisms. This mathematical series was applied in order to explore the idea of recombinatory growth in building forms and the economics of spatial compartmentalization.
ELEMENT HOUSE- architecture for a new ecology runs April 10th, 2010 – August 14, 2010 at the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ headquarters and indoor gallery on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway (at Hampden Avenue and Santa Fe Drive). The Museum is directly accessible from the Englewood light rail station. The museum is free to the public. Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday -Thursday, and 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday. Information at 303-806-0444 or www.moaonline.org.