SO – IL – Pole Dance

Every weekend during the summer hundred of flock to the patio of MoMA PS1 to enjoy art, architecture and music during the weekly Warm Up festivals. The annual Young Architects Program competition chooses an installation for this patio. The winner in 2010 was "Pole Dance," by SO - IL, an architecture studio in New York. Their proposal explores the potential of architecture to create finite atmospheres and senses of place.

The project consists of a temporary structure that fulfils two contradictory functions, rest and partying. Pole Dance is a net hung from high posts connected by cord. The movement of these posts is controlled by the elasticity of the cords, and the net accommodates a number of elements, such as hammocks and inflatable balls.

SO-IL (Vimeo)