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Situ Studio Selected as Winner of 2013 Times Square Valentine Heart Design

Situ Studio is the winner of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design, a collaboration between Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, and the Design Trust for Public Space.

Heartwalk will be unveiled on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, and remain on view until March 8, 2013.

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Aerial rendering of Heartwalk in Duffy Square.


Rendering looking south from the TKTS pavilion.

Whether it was the radically reconfigured landscapes, the compromised infrastructural networks that tie us all together or the temporary solutions that emerged in the days and weeks that followed, Sandy confronted all New Yorker’s with a transformation of the familiar.  This installation takes inspiration from the collective experience of this event and the love that binds the City’s citizens together on this Valentine’s Day.  Using wooden planks salvaged from the boardwalks of both New York and New Jersey, the installation begins as two ribbons which fluidly lift from the ground to form a heart shaped enclosure in the middle of Duffy Square.  The slatted construction, illuminated from within, provides varied views of the interior as the visitors move around perimeter of the installation.  At the base of the heart, a flattened area allows visitors to enter the installation itself – alone together for a moment at the center of the world’s greatest city.

Situ on Designer Pages Media by Otto

Recently, we were interviewed to be part of the Studio Space portion of Designer Pages Media by Otto. Otto aims to facilitate a connection between architects and manufacturers through their search platform. Check out their video of our conversation below…

Design Lab: Design Development


We’re moving into the design development phase for Design Lab, the new exhibition space Situ Studio is designing for the New York Hall of Science. Over the next 7 months we’ll be working with the Museum to finalize the plans for the space and are working towards an opening in June 2014.

Design Lab Model

Fossil Lab at Princeton


Construction has begun on the digital fossil reconstruction lab we are working on with Adam Maloof, professor in the department of Geosciences at Princeton University. Situ and Adam are currently building an instrument that will become the centerpiece of the lab: an automated serial grinder/imager. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and will be complete in January. We will be posting more images and fossil lab updates in the coming months, but in the meantime, check out the TEDxCooperUnion talk, where we spoke with Adam about the project.

Hava Opening Event


Some photos taken by our good friend Keith Sirchio at the opening of the Hava Nagila exhibition on Wednesday evening at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.


Hava Nagila Opening with MTWTF at the Museum of Jewish Heritage


Last night we celebrated the opening of “Hava Nagila: A Song for the People” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage with our design partners at MTWTF. The show opens to the public today and will be on view at the museum until May 2013.

Photograph by Keith Sirchio

Above one of the 7 sound domes, each playing a different version of the song.

Installing Hava Nagila exhibition from Situ Studio on Vimeo.

Carpet Art Auction at Interface


Yesterday evening we joined members of the design community to support DIFFA. Interior Design hosted the Carpet Art auction as part of Idea Lab 2012 to benefit the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids. Situ Studio was among a group of artists and designers asked to come up with innovative pieces using only carpet tiles and materials.

Above an image of Situ’s Modular Acoustical Wall contribution. The modules are constructed out of individual carpet tiles that are scored, folded and assembled into 3-dimensional units that can be tiled and arranged in multiple configurations.

A detail of the carpet modules.

The event was sponsored by Interface and held at their Midtown-Manhattan showroom. At the left of the photo a piece by Elizabeth Von Lehe/ICrave Design.

Hava Nagila Installation


We are in the process of installing sound domes for the “Hava Nagila: A Song for the People” exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The domes will be installed with motion sensors that activate to 5 play different landmark versions of the song. The show opens September 13th at the museum in lower Manhattan.

Preparing sound dome for installation


Motion sensor assembly for speaker activation

Idea Lab 2012 to Benefit DIFFA


As we prepare for the upcoming Idea Lab 2012 event, we begin to assemble our FLOR carpet modules and to assess the variable frame and structure of the paneling system.

Carpet tile assembly

We worked with FLOR carpet tiles to design and fabricate a modular acoustic wall system, which will be presented September 6th at Interface in New York. An auction of all Idea Lab artworks will benefit DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS).


Modular Acoustical Carpet System


Inspired by our own use of FLOR carpet squares in the “Hava Nagila” exhibition, we are currently working to design and fabricate a modular acoustical wall panel system for our contribution to Interior Design’s DIFFA Interface Event this fall.


Acoustical wall panel

The system is comprised of three dimensional units, pentagonal in plan, which tessellate variably. See 1:48 model below.

Tile mock-ups

Each unit will be constructed out of a  standard FLOR 19.7″ carpet square, which is then cut, scored, and folded accordingly. We have assembled several mock components, pictured below.

Modular carpet prototype

The installation at the Interface event will demonstrated a sample coverage of approximately 6 feet of wall. However, ultimately the flexibility of the system means each unit can infinitely tile and be arranged to accommodate a variety of spaces.

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