A piece in the New York Times last night announced that Diller Scofidio + Renfro will design the new Pavilion complex after it was gutted by fire in November.
The firm behind the overall architectural design of the High Line and Lincoln Center's redesign - among many more - will design a temporary structure for the 2012 season, with the permanent complex in place for the 2013 season.
An interview with firm partner Charles Renfro, a Pines regular, led the paper of note to aver, "Much as the firm did in its design of the High Line, seeing and being seen will be crucial elements.", based on Mr. Renfro's comment on creating the new Pines "theater": “It’s always a parade ground, whether you are intentionally participating or unintentionally participating, you’re participating,” he said. “As you round the corner from the boardwalk, every single time you primp, you fluff, you pluck and you get ready for the entree onto the stage. That’s what we’re making, a new stage.”
This is heady news, kids! They a big deal!
Below, some of my favorite projects of theirs with elements that - I feel - could work very nicely in the Fire Island Pines context.
Inflated/tumescent (Pictures via)