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Morphosis Chosen as Olympic Village Architects

Glad tidings on the architecture front—the trippy California architecture firm Morphosis were selected yesterday as the official architects of the Queens Olympic Village—a development that Bloomberg says will be built whether or not NYC actually gets the games. Highlights of the Morphosis proposal:

1) Three low-rise buildings follow contour of East River
2) Gratuitous use of industrial metal
3) Walkways that follow Manhattan Streets, but in Queens
4) A beach, whereby to enjoy sunbathing on banks of waste
5) Best website for an architecture firm we've ever seen

Wax up those surfboards, kids! The Olympics are coming!
· Morphosis Olympic Village Proposal Photos [newyorkled.com]
· Morphosis [morphosis.net]
· California Design Firm Chosen for Site in Queens [NYTimes]
· Beep: Games Plan Gold [NYDailyNews]