Photo Credit: Benoit Pailley
Part of the Street Program
“The Worms” tents are modular accordion forms, covered in bright, lightweight, waterproof rip-stop nylon that is patterned and reinforced to provide flexibility in use and singularity in shape. These units can be combined in an infinite number of different configurations, generating important gathering spots and orientation points within the crowded context of a public event. Moreover, the effect of their bright, vaulted forms is visually surprising and festive from both street level and above.
New York City–based designers from the studios Family and PlayLab won the 2011 IDEAS CITY Street Architecture Prize with “The Worms.” Organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture and the New Museum, the Prize is awarded to an interdisciplinary team with the most innovative project for a temporary outdoor structure to be built as part of IDEAS CITY. “The Worms” premiered at the first IDEAS CITY Festival on Saturday May 7, 2011.
The 2013 Prize winner—“MirrorMirror” by Davidson Rafailidis—will also be presented during the 2015 street program.