MOS

April

MOS | House No. 5 (Element House) | Star Axis, New Mexico | 2014 | Photography by Florian Holzherr

Click for slideshow | MOS | House No. 5 (Element House) | Star Axis, New Mexico | 2014 | Photography by Florian Holzherr

First Friday
MOS

Join MOS at its office for drinks, conversation, and a behind the scenes look at their ongoing work. The League’s First Fridays are monthly opportunities for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature brief office tours and presentations along with happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.

In 2003, principals Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith founded MOS, a New York-based architecture studio. Through a growing portfolio of designs for housing, schools, cultural institutions, installations, furniture, objects, and film, the firm demonstrates “a commitment to questioning the very definition of architecture and the ways in which it can respond to real-world challenges.” In a recent interview, Sample claimed, “We’re unconcerned with producing radical newness or shocking originality. Instead, we’d rather define a space that is neither new nor completely referential, something we call ‘the vaguely familiar’.”

The firm contributed installations to both the 12th and the 15th editions of the International Architecture Exhibitions of the Venice Biennale and also created a full-scale representation of House No. 11 (Corridor House) for the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. Other recent projects include an architecture and design school in Krabbesholm, Denmark, and Chamber, a design gallery in New York. MOS’s Lali Gurans Orphanage and Learning Centre is currently under construction in Jorpati, Nepal and will eventually serve as a home for 50 children while providing social services for the surrounding community.

As one of the League’s 2008 Emerging Voices, MOS has since been recognized with the Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2010 and the National Design Award in Architecture from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in 2015. The firm was also the winner of the MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program in 2009 for their installation, afterparty.

MOS | School No. 1 (Krabbesholm Højskole) | Skive, Denmark | 2012 | Photography by Florian Holzherr, Per Andersen

MOS | School No. 1 (Krabbesholm Højskole) | Skive, Denmark | 2012 | Photography by Florian Holzherr, Per Andersen

MOS | School No. 1 (Krabbesholm Højskole) | Skive, Denmark | 2012 | Photography by Florian Holzherr, Per Andersen

MOS | School No. 1 (Krabbesholm Højskole) | Skive, Denmark | 2012 | Photography by Florian Holzherr, Per Andersen

MOS | Exhibition Design No. 03 (The Other Architect). Canadian Centre for Architecture | Montréal, Canada | 2015 | Photograph courtesy of Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

MOS | Exhibition Design No. 03 (The Other Architect). Canadian Centre for Architecture | Montréal, Canada | 2015 | Photograph courtesy of Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

MOS | House No. 2 (Floating House) | Ontario, Canada | 2008 | Photography by Florian Holzherr, Raimund Koch

MOS | House No. 2 (Floating House) | Ontario, Canada | 2008 | Photography by Florian Holzherr, Raimund Koch

MOS | House No. 7 (Artist’s Residence) | Columbia County, New York | 2015 | Photography by Michael Vahrenwald

MOS | House No. 7 (Artist’s Residence) | Columbia County, New York | 2015 | Photography by Michael Vahrenwald

MOS | House No. 10 (House with Courtyard) | Under construction | Image courtesy of MOS

MOS | House No. 10 (House with Courtyard) | Under construction | Image courtesy of MOS

MOS | House No. 11 (Corridor House) | Chicago, Illinois | 2015 | Photography by Michael Vahrenwald

MOS | House No. 11 (Corridor House) | Chicago, Illinois | 2015 | Photography by Michael Vahrenwald

MOS | Store No. 02 (Chamber) | New York, New York | 2014 | Photography by Michael Vahrenwald

MOS | Store No. 02 (Chamber) | New York, New York | 2014 | Photography by Michael Vahrenwald

MOS | Store No. 02 (Chamber) | New York, New York | 2014 | Photography by Michael Vahrenwald

MOS | Store No. 02 (Chamber) | New York, New York | 2014 | Photography by Michael Vahrenwald

Time & Place
Friday, April 7, 2017
6:30 p.m.
226 West 135th Street
New York, NY 10030
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