Cultural Event Opportunity
Element House architecture for a new ecology
Sat Apr 10, 2010 Sat Aug 14, 2010
Location: Indoor Gallery
Opening Reception: April 10, 2010 5-9pm Lecture at 4:30
The Museum of Outdoor Arts will open Element House – architecture for a new ecology with an opening reception on Saturday, April 10th from 5 to 9 p.m.
A discussion with the architects, Principals Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample of MOS Architects will be held on Saturday, April 10th beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Exhibition continues through August 14th, 2010.
This exhibition will showcase the revolutionary design of a multi-component, modular green home prototype. MOS Architects have an extensive international portfolio including institutional buildings, urban strategies, research, books, installations including MoMA’s PS1 and other projects that have been included in national and international publications such as DWELL.
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 square feet 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.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts is located at 1000 Englewood Parkway (at Hampden and Santa Fe – only a few minutes from downtown Denver) and is accessible from the Englewood light rail stations.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts is Free and Open to the Public Monday – Thursday 9 – 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 – 4 p.m.