Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold
The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens

The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens

On Friday, September 18, 2015, The Architectural League held its annual Beaux Arts Ball at the Knockdown Center, a former doorframe factory turned artist/performance space in Queens. This year’s theme, Threshold, celebrates the building’s specific industrial history, while nodding to the Ball as a kick-off to the cultural year, not only for The Architectural League, but for the entire New York design community. Inside the restored factory’s 50,000 square foot, 40-foot high spaces, the design teams of Alibi Studio, MODU, and Moorhead & Moorhead created site-specific “threshold” installations.

Below are photos from the Ball, as well as from the annual Benefactors Dinner, which was held the same evening. To jump to the Benefactors Dinner, click here.

Photography by Leandro Viana, unless otherwise noted.

Temporary Threshold: Paper Tubes and Latex Balloons | Installation by Moorhead & Moorhead

Temporary Threshold: Paper Tubes and Latex Balloons | Installation by Moorhead & Moorhead

Air Wave | Installation by MODU

Air Wave | Installation by MODU

Double Hung | Installation by Alibi Studio

Double Hung | Installation by Alibi Studio

Projection by Anthony Zukosky, Pentagram

Graphics by Britt Cobb and Michael Bierut; Projection by Anthony Zukosky, Pentagram

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A Benefactors’ Dinner for nearly 300 supporters of the League preceded the Ball at the Knockdown Center.

Photography by Leandro Viana, unless otherwise noted.

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