Kiss

Kiss is the proud winner of the Architizer + Pop Up Chapel competition. 12 couples were married in Kiss on July 30th 2011 to celebrate Marriage Equality Act of New York. Kiss was designed in two days, fabricated in three and put together in two hours at the entrance to Central Park.

Kiss is literal: two separate parts, made of the same DNA but layered differently are essentially two unique individuals that when joined together create a stable entity that is more than the sum of its parts.

Kiss is abstract: 130 components, made of the same DNA but layered differently are essentially two unique wall sections that when joined together create a stable structure that is more than the sum of its parts.

Kiss is a playful vaulted chapel.

Kiss gages contrasting identities, it’s made of rough materials which generate delicate forms, it is sturdy like an elephant and light like a flamingo.

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The stuff Kiss is made of:

The chapel walls are made of stacked 96”x18”x2” honeycomb cardboard
The base is made of plywood
Everything is put together by simply using wood glue
The floor pattern is printed on durable adhesive vinyl (billboard material)

Kiss has no footprint:

Kiss is made of recycled cardboard
Kiss can be re-recycled

Description from the architects

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