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street theater, bade stageberg cox, design week 2014Street Theater, Bade Stageberg Cox. Photograph by Adrian Wilson for @TSqArts

Bade Stageberg Cox Architecture's Street Theater

May 16 - 18, 2014
Open for public use: May 16 & 17, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; May 18, 11:00 am - 7:00pm
Broadway plaza between 44th & 45th Streets

Street Seats, a collection of reclaimed chairs found on the streets of New york City and given a new life by repairs and a coat of taxi-cab yellow paint, is the basis of a new urban research project called Street Theater.

The yellow chairs, arranged in 7 rows of 7, are positioned on a plaza in Times Square where visitors are invited to sit and view the spectacle of Times Square. The precise spacing of the chairs as they’re arranged each morning mimics theater seating, with Times Square as its stage. The rearrangement of the chairs throughout the course of the day becomes a performance about the ways in which people use public space and shape it to suit their needs. With their taxi cab yellow paint, the chairs re-manifest taxis back on this Broadway plaza.

Presented in partnership with Bade Stageberg Cox and in conjunction with NYCxDESIGN.

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street theater, bade stageberg cox, design week 2014Street Theater, Bade Stageberg Cox. Photograph by Adrian Wilson for @TSqArts

street theater, bade stageberg cox, design week 2014Street Theater, Bade Stageberg Cox. Photograph by Adrian Wilson for @TSqArts

street theater, bade stageberg cox, design week 2014Street Theater, Bade Stageberg Cox. Photograph by Adrian Wilson for @TSqArts


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About Bade Stageberg Cox Architects

Bade Stageberg Cox is an award-winning architecture office based in New York City and led by principals Tim Bade, Jane Stageberg and Martin Cox.  The firm has been recognized for its approach to the design of spaces for culture and the arts, with projects ranging from temporary interventions and art installations to designs for nonprofits, galleries and museums.  BSC was recently chosen as the winner of a design competition sponsored by the New York Restoration Project for a state-of-the-art flood-resistant outdoor recreation and learning center at Sherman Creek.

The work of the firm has been featured in publications internationally, including The New York Times, Domus, Mark, Archiworld and Art World, and has been included in exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Center for Architecture. Awards for design excellence have included and International Architecture Award (2010), a Lumen lighting award (2008) and an AIA California Council Honor Award (2008) for the Art Cave; and AIA New York Honor Award for "PSi: Summer Blow-UP" (2009) and and AIA New York Excellence Award for the Grafted House (2009).  The Firm was a finalist for the PS1/MoMA Young Architects Program, and in 2013 was selected for NYC's Department of Design + Construction Design Excellence Program. www.bscarchitecture.com/

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