The Most Fun at P.S. 1?

The Most Fun at P.S. 1?

There was a party in the Citi Thursday night. (All photos by Matt Chaban)

Admittedly, we’ve been pretty darn obsessed with this year’s P.S.1 Young Architects Program, Pole Dance. But after last week’s party, the enthusiasm appears to have been justified. Not because this is the first one ever with its own interactive component, where you can log-on to the Pole Dance site and manipulate its sound (also a first) with your phone, or watch visualizations, or upload your own pictures. Not because of all the beautiful and architecturally famous people who came out, as our photos clearly document. No, this may just be the best damned pavilion in the program’s decade-long history because it’s the most damn fun. Your proof is after the jump.

The party is just getting started.

Florian Idenburg of SO-IL and Toshiko Mori.

Fun for all ages.

MoMA's head architecture curator Barry Bergdoll.

Show that ball who's boss.

Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi and design writer Nina Rappaport.

Quite the crowd.

Van Alen director Olympia Kazi and architect Bill Ryall.


Rockin' out in the sound room.

New Storefront Director Eva Franch and Princeton Dean Stan Allen.

Everybody in the pool.

The New Museum's Karen Wong and Guggenheim cuator and AN contibutor David van der Leer.

Hit me with your best shot.

Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics (center).

Hammocks? This place has got everything!

Tug of war.

Sandro Marpillero of Marpillero Pollack.


Amale Andros (left), Dan Wood (right), and their baby with a friend.

Red at night, architects delight.

They'll leave the lights on for ya.

Jeffery Inaba of C-LAB.

Last call.

Florian and Jing Liu, the masterminds behind the whole operation.

It's well after dark but the balls still fly.