The Architectural League Prize 2015
Dan Adams and Marie Adams
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Dan and Marie Adams seek the latent potential of active industrial landscapes to “inject fascinating moments back into the city.” By working in spaces where a designer’s role is often unidentified, their Somerville, MA-based firm Landing Studio finds possibilities for interweaving industrial activity with public and recreational uses.
Their Authenticity installation includes models and timelapse videos illustrating how the global activity of industrial ports and highway systems interact with local environments over time. The two designers exhibit a catalogue of interventions and moments where industry, nature, and public activities can intermix to create new urban relationships — “we think it’s just a lot more exciting to be playing basketball as an oil tanker passes by within feet.”