Design Studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro Departs Definition While Re/defining Space as Site

If you have operated in New York City since the new millennium or been made aware of the cities new developments since the dawn of the image sharing ether, it would be nearly impossible to have not heard of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Led by partners Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin– the Chelsea, [NYC]-based studio of DS+R houses over 100 architects, designers, artists and researchers. Their diverse team of professionals focused on “[addressing] the changing role of institutions and the future of cities,” has rendered DS+R to ambitiously defy discipline.

Projects by DS+R span, but also critically expand institutionalized fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print. Founded in 1981, the Design Studio, Diller Scofidio + Renfro [DS+R], has been prolific in epic proportions designing and devising projects disseminated on a local to global scale.

Here I’ve provided a photographic collection of projects by DS+R in Manhattan that have trended unquestionably. Flawlessly these projects incorporated into the city landscape and legacy of world-renowned institutions. All are places for cultural energy and activity, but I suggest that when you re/visit to re/imagine the empirical evidence of the medium of space. Space not only carries the art but materializes as an Art. Look forward to realizing what could be the next movement of art when even the sites of art are transcending domain.

Written by Cali D. Kurlan for Trendland


Renovation and expansion in collaboration with Gensler

MoMA will reopen to the public on October 21, 2019. Consider the new space with the same spirit as the updated curation of the renovated galleries and the collection of Modern and Contemporary Art in exhibition. Enhanced by the stroke of DS+R, the Museum of Modern Art is the Museum as Art- a testament that aligns the simultaneity of MoMA’s ongoing initiative-to exhibit modern and contemporary art in new and interdisciplinary ways- and the space in which it now permanently lives.

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The Shed

With collaborating architect Rockwell Group

The Highline

Designed in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations and Piet Oudolf.

Lincoln Center

Redesign of public spaces
In collaboration with FxFowle and Beyer Blinder Belle

The Juilliard School

Renovation and expansion

Written by Cali D. Kurlan for Trendland