By Alexander Walter|
Monday, Mar 26, 2018
The National Building Museum this morning announced the designers for its 2018 Summer Block Party exhibition inside the Museum’s Great Hall, and the names sound very familiar: Alex Mustonen, Daniel Arsham, and Benjamin Porto—better known by their Brooklyn-based collaborative practice, Snarkitecture—will be setting up the temporary structure, Fun House, after already bringing the house down back in 2015 with the highly popular The BEACH Summer Block Party installation.
"Fun House is Snarkitecture’s first comprehensive museum exhibition, which will examine the prolific activities of the studio," the Museum's preview text reads. "Curated by Italy-based Maria Cristina Didero, the exhibition will be presented within a Snarkitecture-designed house—a freestanding structure that recalls and re-imagines the idea of the traditional home. Fun House includes a sequence of interactive rooms featuring well-known Snarkitecture environments and objects that visitors can explore, as well as new concepts developed for the Museum. As visitors walk through the house, the rooms convey the ten year story of Snarkitecture while underlining the studio’s peculiar, yet accessible way of reinterpreting the built environment. The house also features a front and backyard with 'outdoor' activities that visitors will recognize."
The BEACH created record attendance for the Museum during the Summer Block Party months and drew over 180,000 visitors.
The annual summer series, now in its fifth year, has featured installations by other prominent architects, including BIG Maze by BIG, ICEBERGS by James Corner Field Operations, and Hive by Studio Gang.
Fun House will run from Independence Day, July 4, through Labor Day, September 3.
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