The Bittertang Farm
The Bittertang Farm looks forward to a future world full of inventive and playful opportunities. With society’s increased awareness and acceptance of social issues, political issues, and climate change, extreme thinking has become acceptable or even necessary. The Bittertang Farm builds off of the momentum and girth of these new ideas to radically rethink the interactions people have with each other, their surroundings, and their historical roots. One way they stimulate this conversation is by reconsidering the way architecture is materialized and how people, animals, objects, and the variety of living organisms and systems can interact and contribute toward creating a novel vocabulary of architectural elements (living and ossified, seducers and antagonizers, growing and decomposing, primitive and high-tech). The Bittertang Farm has built three inflatable pavilions: a pregnant sugar-oozing piñata, a plush toy collection, a sagging birdcage, a room of wax, an edible environment, and a rotting amphitheater. The Bittertang Farm is the recipient of numerous architectural awards including the 2010 Architectural League Prize, Young Architects distinction, and the award for New Practices from AIA New York in 2013. The Bittertang Farm was a finalist in MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Competition in 2015.