Nancy Hou MArch ’08 and Joshua de Sousa’s MArch ’08 Firm Selected as Winner of Competition for Dupont Underground
Nancy Hou MArch ’08 and Joshua de Sousa MArch ’08’s firm Hou De Sousa has been selected as the winner of the open design competition for a site-specific installation in Washington DC’s Dupont Underground, using thousands of plastic balls to transform a raw, infrastructural space into an unexpected experience. Their proposal “Raise/Raze” re-uses the 650,000 plastic balls that made up “The Beach” (a popular installation hosted by The National Building Museum and designed by Snarkitecture, last summer). Raise/Raze reconfigures these balls into 3x3x3 cubes which can be assembled and disassembled by the public, like a massive live-action game of Minecraft. A complete set of images, as well as a full project description, are available at www.houdesousa.com. This project has received much media coverage including this article in the Washington Post.