Roar plants a flag in the metaverse, Theaster Gates named 2022 Serpentine Pavilion designer, and HAGS will reinvent New York fine dining. All that and more in this week’s Five on Friday.

 

 Theaster Gates to craft 2022 Serpentine Pavilion

Serpentine Pavilion 2022, Black Chapel, designed by Theaster Gates. Design render, exterior view. © 2022 Theaster Gates Studio

Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates will design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion with architectural support from Adjaye Associates. Black Chapel will draw inspiration from the architectural typologies of the chapels and kilns of Stoke-on-Trent, UK. The project will promote circularity in its material composition, which comprises clay. An oculus will serve as a key focal point in the design, establishing a sanctuary-style ambiance. The installation in London’s Kensington Gardens will be featured as part of The Question of Clay, a multi-installation endeavor across Whitechapel Gallery, White Cube, Serpentine, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

 

HAGS to serve a queer food revolution

Camille Lindsley and Telly Justice; photo by Robert Bredvad

Telly Justice and Camille Lindsley are the professional and romantic partners behind HAGS, a F+B concept soon to arrive in New York’s East Village. The pair will draw upon culinary backgrounds as well as community-oriented principles and queer sensibilities to create a dining experience built on inclusivity. Eater reports that HAGS, reminiscent of a potluck, will be characterized by a flexible menu, a laidback atmosphere, and prioritizing the emotional and physical comfort of kitchen and front-of-house workers to combat some of the restaurant industry’s most toxic attributes. Slated to open in April, HAGS will be designed by locally based Carpenter + Mason. The project will transform a modest First Avenue storefront formerly occupied by David Chang’s first restaurant, Noodle Bar.

 

Do green spaces spur gentrification?

The racist politics of redlining and urban renewal has long served as a catalyst for gentrification and the displacement of marginalized communities in cities across America. Concerns vocalized by Matthew Williams of the Detroit planning department during the ASLA 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture further demonstrate that the design community has yet to weather this issue, writes Arch Daily. Williams expressed cynicism that planned green spaces in the Motor City would lead to increased market values of homes and price out marginalized families and individuals. Diane Jones Allen, director and professor of landscape architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, sheds light on how green development is still possible without leading to displacement. Allen, whose work concentrates on Black resettlement, emphasized the need to understand local histories and reinforce the input of community members in the planning process as the first step toward equitable access to green space in the U.S.

 

Roar enters the metaverse

Dubai-based studio Roar has launched a pair of commercial ventures in the metaverse with the purchase of two virtual plots of land in Decentraland. The two plots will be transformed into a multifunctional hub that comprises an art gallery, a furniture showroom and store, a creative and business event space, and “an experimental hotel of the future.” Roar founder and creative director Pallavi Dean believes the key to success in the metaverse is the removal of safety regulations and budget. “The metaverse is clearly a lasting commercial phenomenon, not a passing fad, so we want—and need—to be there,” says Dean, who was inducted into HD’s 2021 Wave of the Future class. “By launching Roar Meta Space, we’re creating a one-stop shop to design and develop property in the virtual realm.”

 

Meet the 2022 HD Awards judges

Two esteemed panels of industry leaders and innovators have been announced to serve as judges for the 18th annual HD Awards. Project judges include Asiya Chowdhury, vice president, Ian Schrager Company; Thom Geshay, CEO + president, Davidson Hospitality Group; Scott Hammons, vice president of design + construction, DiamondRock Hospitality; Dionne Jefferson, vice president of global design, U.S. and Canada, Marriott; Lisa McClung, senior director of interior design, IHG; Larry Traxler, senior vice president of global design, Hilton; and Kia Weatherspoon, president, Determined by Design. Product judges include Angela Clarke, vice president of global design procurement, Marriott; Stefano Giussani, CEO, Lissoni New York; and Helen Jorgensen, vice president of design + procurement, Host Hotels & Resorts

The deadline for entries in projects and products is Friday, March 4th.

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