Visit the first Open houses
On Saturday, April 23rd over 150 people visited nine Open houses in Levittown, NY designed and executed by architects, designers and artists in collaboration with the homeowners. Services were available, and over $1500 was raised by the homeowners.
By bus from Studio-X New York
Buses to Levittown departed from Studio-X New York at 1:00 pm and departed from Levittown at 6:00 pm, returning visitors to Studio-X New York. Lunch was provided on the bus.
Visitors could the train to Hicksville station and get picked up by shuttle bus to Levittown.
by L.E.FT (Makram El Kadi & Ziad Jamaleddine)
Inspired by the suburban housedress of the 1950s, House Dress takes the domestic garment onto the architectural scale to make an exclusive suburban event space. Suspended from the roof and hanging just above the knee, House Dress conceals enough to create a sense of intimacy, yet reveals enough to create a public spectacle. The homeowner, an avid gamer, invites lucky neighbors to join in on one of several ongoing games. A suburban casino takes hold, and here, the house always wins.
Supplies: Lee Christie-Irvine, Serett Metalworks (Josh Young, J McDonald)
L.E.FT is a NYC-based architecture office comprised of architects Makram el Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine. The firm is the recipient of the 2010 Emerging Voices Award and the 2002 Young Architects Award, both from the Architectural League of New York, as well as the 2010 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record Magazine, and was finalist for the 2010 Iakov Chernikhov International Prize and 2009 MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program. The firm’s work has been published in leading architectural publications, and major newspapers including the New York Times, and has been exhibited in major museums and galleries, most recently the Guggenheim Museum and MoMA, NY. The partners combine their architectural practice with research projects they conduct in the form of studios at several universities in the U.S, most recently at Yale University School of Architecture.