A Party Wall made out of pieces of skateboard scrap from Comet Skateboards won the MoMA PS1 2013 Young Architects Program contest for Caroline O’ Donnell of the “New York–based experimental design and research studio CODA,” a coding to a post on Architizer.com.
Riffing on the idea of a party (or shared) wall, O’Donnell’s design calls for a vertical shade that defines space with the shadows it casts. The steel structure is clad with a porous facade made from the castoffs of the eco-friendly skateboard manufacturer Comet. “Party Wall arches over the various available spaces, activating them for different purposes, while making evident that even the most unexpected materials can always be reinvented to originate architectural form and its ability to communicate with the public,” MoMA architecture and design curator Pedro Gadanho said in the announcement about the award.
Skate shade never look so good.