The Hy-Fi building is what happens when contemporary art meets eco-friendly design. The building was put up for the Young Architects program produced by the Museum of Modern Art and is a truly compelling piece of architecture.
The contest looks to do a few things whenever it is put on. With this year's iteration they looked to a) provide water, shade and seating and also to address environmental issues. What the Hy-Fi building does is take an 'if you can't beat em' join em' approach to the situation and is built out of 100% organic material. Because after all what better way to battle environmental issues than to make yourself out of the environment?
The bottom of the building is made out of organic bricks and the top is made of reflective hollow bricks. This building shows a new way to go about making green buildings.
The Hy-Fi building Brings Architecture to Life, Literally
Michael Baxter — February 7, 2014 — Art & Design
References: thelivingnewyork & core77