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'Party Wall'

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Walled Up

Photograph By Taji Ameen

Every summer, NYC-based modern-art museum MoMA PS1 holds a contest where architects and designers can submit their ideas for an interactive courtyard installation that can host the organization's weekly dance parties. This year's winner, the "Party Wall," is the brainchild of Caroline O'Donnell and her architecture studio, CODA, and uses the throwaway bits from skate-deck manufacturing to give shelter to visitors. Once the sunlight catches the installation at just the right angle, it begins to cast shadows that form the word "WALL" -- a bonus visual element that is both subtle and playful.