PHILADELPHIA, PA.  2009.

chainlinkGREEN

chainlinkGREEN is a system of construction designed to realize urban gardens, shade canopies, parks, benches and other urban, social condensers using only materials common to an abandoned lot, including chainlink fencing, standard 90°, steel pipe, rubble, reclaimed lumber, and concrete debris. chainlinkGREEN’s distinct geometry and aesthetic is borne from three concerns: (a) to develop an efficient, 3-dimensional structural system using only the 90° angles common to chain link fencing, (b) to realize a construction system that is simple to build without the aid of expensive tools or trained professionals, and (c) to offer an intensely elastic environment that is capable of accommodating the wide variety of programs, materials and uses needed by our urban environments.

chainlinkGREEN’s light weight, easily constructed structure realized through a simple distortion of the common fence typology, offers great utility, elasticity, and beauty within a very simple palette – creating a work that is affordable, accessible and at home in most urban settings.

EXHIBITIONS include:  "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanism for Expanding Megacities", at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), November 22, 2014 - May 10, 2015; “Beyond the Paint,” Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, PA (2013); “Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions For The Common Good,” Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois and Governor’s Island, New York City, NY (2013); “Interventi Spontanei: Riciclo, Partecipazione, Temporanetta**,” **Università degli Studi di Genova (University Of Genoa), Genoa, Italy.(2012) and "Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good," the official U.S. presentation in the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia (August 27 to November 25, 2012).   

CITATIONS include: DAM No 35 (October 2012), Archinect (September 21, 2012), Urban Omnibus (September 19, 2012), Monocle (September 2012). New York Times (September 11, 2012), Wall Street Journal (September 11,  2012), Le Monde (September 9, 2012), New York Magazine (September 5, 2012), Los Angeles Times (August 31, 2012), ArchDaily (August 29, 2012), Domus (August 29, 2012), Designboom (August 29, 2012), Architect (August 27, 2012), Architectural Record (July 18, 2012), Designboom (June 28, 2012), and Architectural Record (May 17, 2012).

FUNDING SUPPORT:   Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia, and the International Design Clinic

PARTNERSHIPS: The International Design Clinic, Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia, The Guild, Philadelphia School System, Philadelphia Water Department, and the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association