Landing Studio Exhibition at Keller Gallery, MIT
Opening Reception exhibition 99:9 on the design and construction of Rock Chapel Marine, Chelsea MA.
Exhibitions dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 23, 2013
Formerly a 13 million gallon oil and asphalt batching terminal, 99 Marginal is the site of a 100,000 ton kinetic salt pile across the street from one of New England’s densest residential neighborhoods—at the margin of the global infrastructure of the sea and the neighborhood fabric of the city. These things do not naturally ‘fit.’
99:9 confronts the discrepancy between the seemingly scaleless dimensions of industry and the specific dimensions of place, drawing from an eight-year project to transform an industrial waterfront site into a new model of shared use active marine industry and public recreation. 99:9 compiles nine strategies of analysis, design and building that conflate local interests with global systems and translate prohibitive conflicts into productive frictions.
Landing Studio is an architecture, design and research practice whose work negotiates the intersection of large scale global infrastructure in urban environments. Since 2005, Landing Studio has developed projects with port facilities and transit infrastructure entities in Boston and New York through the design of shared industrial/public park landscapes, light installations, festivals, exhibitions, tours, and industrial/community operations agreements.
Dan and Marie Law Adams are the founding partners of Landing Studio. Dan is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Landscape program at Northeastern University. Marie is a Lecturer at Northeastern University and the Rhode Island School of Design, and a registered architect. Their collaborators at Landing Studio are Philip Chaney and Alysoun Wright (both graduates of the NU School of Architecture)