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Drew Seskunas is an architect, inventor and director of Seskunas Architecture Workshop. His creations for kinetic and responsive spaces have been commissioned by clients including MoMA PS1, The New Museum, Microsoft, Ford Motors, and the New York City Parks Department. Formed to create architecture for the wandering planet, SAW applies movement to design and architecture as a venue to expand our understanding of the world.

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0. I SAW A GREEN WALL STRUCTURE

The Green Wall Structure (2018) for Saturdays NYC in SoHo, New York, is a modular prism planter system in which consumers can easily create unique structures and adaptive plant formations. This execution is an arching wall that bisects the rear garden space creating new zones of interaction and framing views across.

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0. I SAW A SEX BLANKET STORE

The Sex Blanket Store (2018) for THINX on Mercer Street in Soho, NY was conceived as a series of waveforms or frequencies vibrating through the space that would define zones of influence and activity. Curving screens carved up the space into pathways that would contract and expand - the tighter zones pushing strangers together into moments of intimacy and then releasing to a series of beds where visitors could play with the sex blanket.

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0. I SAW A MOVING CEILING

The Moving Ceiling (2019) for ELSEWHERE in Bushwick, NY is a kinetic sculpture for the Elsewhere Loft Space inspired by our society's evolving concepts of time that conflict with an outdated notion of a universal "present". A warping gold-mirrored surface expands and contracts to reflect the individual realities we each concurrently experience.

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0. I SAW A KINETIC FACADE

The Kinetic Facade (2019) in addition to the restaurant design, was created for Rangoon Noodle Lab in collaboration with Outpost Architecture. Located in Prospect Heights, the space is formed from 2 veils between the facade and the kitchen - each defining the main cuisine influences: traditional Burmese and Victorian motifs. The visual overlap defines the dining space, and actuators control the apertures allowing for more or less visual privacy.

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0. I SAW A PUBLIC SCULPTURE

The Public Sculpture (2018) for NYC Parks and The Bronx River Arts Center was designed in collaboration with Gabriela Salazar and installed in Starlight Park, The Bronx. A folded corten steel structure forms an infinity loop that references the former roller coaster that occupied the site in the 1920’s, framing views to the surrounding landscape and creating zones of private and communal congregation.

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0. I SAW AN EXHIBIT DISPLAY SYSTEM

The Exhibition Display System (2018) for LEXUS and CFDA was created in collaboration with Oana Stanescu and is comprised of 5 arcing parts, 2 stools per part. It can be assembled to form a 17’ diameter circle, or an extended wiggling line. Engineered to be built from the thinnest steel possible, emphasizing the horizontal arcing surface planes it creates.

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Drew Seskunas holds degrees in architecture from the Pratt Institute and the University of Maryland and is a registered architect in the State of New York. Drew has lectured at the Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Architecture Center and Harvard University, spoken on Clever Podcast and has conducted workshops at the Politecnico di Milano, A/D/O and the Art Institute of New York. He currently teaches Kinetic Design at Parson School of Constructed Environments.

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