Location
11 West 53rd Street

Completion
2008

Square Footage
N/A

Architects
Cellophane House:
Kieran Timberlake Associates LLP

Micro-Compact Home:
Horden Cherry Lee Architects
Haack + Höpfner Architects

Housing for New Orleans:
Lawrence Sass and his students

SYSTEM3:
Oskar Leo Kaufmann
Albert Rüf

Burst*008:
System Architects
Gauthier Architects

Museum of Modern Art - Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for coordinating the delivery and installation of five prefabricated homes into a vacant lot to the west of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for an exhibit titled “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling.”

Due to the project involving five different units within a short time span, deliveries and assembly had to be orchestrated to occur simultaneously and seamlessly. Each home required a unique set of logistics in terms of space, foundations, electrical connections and rigging equipment within 17,000 square feet of the west lot. Working with several architect teams and their designs required not only various sets of tools and strategies, but also checking that all parts arrived unaltered from the delivery process.

Sciame was able to navigate the massive collaboration needed to bring this project to a successful conclusion. This required constant communication and close coordination among all five design teams, the MoMA, and consultants. “Home Delivery” opened to the public on July 20th to favorable reviews in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other news outlets who were all impressed by the sheer ambition of the show.

Project Awards

April 24, 2019

World Architecture Festival
World Architecture Festival Award: Shortlist

April 24, 2019

Chicago Athenaeum
American Architecture Award and International Architecture Award

April 24, 2019

The Boston Society of Architects (BSA)
Sustainable Design Citation

April 24, 2019

American Institute of Architects
Housing Award for Architecture

April 24, 2019

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP)
Outstanding Design for Fabrication Using BIM

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American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter
Award for Design Excellence: Gold Medal

April 24, 2019

American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter
Award for Design Excellence: Gold Medal

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AIA Pennsylvania
Merit Award

April 24, 2019

NY Construction News – Best of 2008
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