New Yorkers produce a lot of hot air. Exhaust from buildings, infrastructure, and vehicles flows like an invisible river, untapped but ready to be put to work. This proposal suggests using this plentiful local resource in a straightforward way by redirecting compressor exhaust from New York food trucks to inflate small modular shelters (a.k.a. Wontons).
In doing so the food truck and the Wonton give useful shape to a ubiquitous but unseen resource and provide all of the ingredients necessary (i.e. food and shelter) for a New York street party.
Client: Storefront for Art and Architecture
Location: Manhattan, NY
Engineering: Adams Rackes
Collaborators: IAI, Coolhaus
Proposed on February 9th, 2013