The new book, titled Selected Works, features no less than 32 projects (built, unbuilt, in-progress, plus two software programs). Each entry is concise: a short block of explanatory text followed by multiple drawings and photographs. The language is easily understood and light on jargon.
One of MOS' most famous projects, seen here, is The Element House: a striking aluminum-clad, modular, off-the-grid guest house for the Museum of Outdoor Arts in Colorado.
For their MOMA PS1 Young Architect's Prize-winning design, titled Afterparty, MOS designed these thatch-covered thermal chimneys. The tower-like structures draw warm air upwards, cooling the spaces below to keep visitors comfortable.
To further cool the pavilion, mist was sprayed on the thatch: the water droplets would absorb the surrounding heat and evaporate, taking the heat with them.
This 500 square-foot prefab theater, built from polycarbonate, was a temporary structure that hosted a Pierre Huyghe film and performance. It stood underneath Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center at Harvard University.
The exterior panels were infilled with moss to create a fuzzy green surface—and to provide acoustic insulation against outside noise.
With its industrial cement panel exterior, these art studios in Denmark by MOS fully embrace minimalism's aesthetic. That's not to say the design isn't enriching: several porches and a large courtyard create plenty of room for play and socializing. Large windows and doors create connections to the outdoors as well.
While the book features 10 homes—such as the Floating House, seen here—there are also several larger-scale projects, including a plan to build a new walkable city in the streets of Orange, New Jersey. Selected Works is capped with four essays on MOS's practice that provide a nice counterpoint to the image-heavy project chapters.
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The book is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, PAPress, and IndieBound.