The announcement of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Culture Shed (note: real name) on West 30th Street along the High Line arrived not with a bang, but with a meh. We blame the photo of the model, which is still the only visual of the arts space that's been released, and lacks the whimsy of the firm's renderings of the High Line, Lincoln Center renovation and the crazy thing with the bubble on top. Because we're slow, PSFK had to annotate the photo to show us why the Culture Shed is, in fact, cool. And it is! Big sliding canopies! Wheeee! PSFK thinks it may be "NYC's first transforming building," so the big lingering question is whether it will end up as an Autobot or Decepticon.
· Culture Shed: NYC’s First Transforming Building? [PSFK]
· Renzo! Scofidio! It's an Architecture Double-Reveal Friday! [Curbed]