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By Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Winy Maas, Fritz Haeg

Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les pavs, los angeles plage! (Beneath the pavement, the beach!), a brand new type of radical expression took form at MoMA's P.S.1 courtyard in Queens, ny. Above the Pavement--the Farm! unearths the groundbreaking efforts of structure company WORKac and their workforce of greater than a hundred and fifty collaborators--farmers, politicians, horticulturists, technicians, soil scientists, engineers, structure scholars, and artists--to create a operating city farm, hoisted 30 toes excessive, utilizing business cardboard tubes packed with greater than 50 types of in the community grown vegetables and fruit. known as Public Farm 1 (P.F.1), this new breed of sustainable infrastructure, in a position to producing its personal strength, recycling rainwater, cultivating vegetation, and inspiring relaxation, proven that even the main impossibly utopian visions of eco-friendly urban residing are inside of our reach.

Above the Pavement--the Farm! provides a tasty diversity of rules and matters positioned on the intersection of structure, urbanism, and foodstuff. that includes a full of life mlange of voices depicting the making of P.F.1--with contributions by means of artist and agricultural activist Fritz Haeg, architectural historian Meredith TenHoor, architect Winy Maas, and head chef Michael Anthony of recent York City's Gramercy Tavern--this e-book introduces a brand new period of ecological pondering and concrete sustenance.

Amale Andraos and Dan wooden are the founders of latest York City-based paintings structure Company. 

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I guess I also took a liking to Dan. He was fairly easy going and, at the same time, he and Amale obviously needed help. I’ve done a lot of big, massive projects with people like the Public Art Fund, with limited funds and limited time. So Dan and Amale’s project fit in, pretty much, with other projects that I’ve done in the past, just on a much bigger scale and with a really compressed schedule. Sam Dufaux: It’s pretty tight—everything in six months. You work one month on the competition, another month and a half organizing your team and project.

Each connection had three bolts through holes that had been predrilled in the 2x4s. Each 2x4 had a 4x4 “key block” lag bolted to it to support the planter disks, which were screwed down. The disks were at different heights, depending on their position within the overall plane. Some tubes also had double discs for reinforcement, and the picking holes had discs that were rings. It took forever to figure out the specifications for each daisy, and the pressure was on. Art was frantically trying to get everything going.

The idea of having contact between tubes is very important to the function of the structure. At the same time, the “daisy,” from an architectural standpoint, was really playful, given the ideas of the project. There’s something fun about that, right? Sam Dufaux: For weeks we were testing how to get this shape, fit all the tubes in the daisy module, and not have any gaps in between. 1 Dan Sesil: The compactness of things was really important—that part was quite fun, actually. When they make these paper tubes, they start with an inner ring of a set dimension.

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