This story is over 5 years old.

Art Talk


'Party Wall' is a large structure that features cooling pools and floating mist.

CODA is a studio for architectural and urban research and design established by Caroline O´Donnell in New York in 2008, and now based in Ithaca, NY. Caroline is currently the Richard Meier Professor at Cornell University and has many awards and competitions under her belt. Along with a team of Cornell University architecture students, teaching associates and alumni, she recently entered the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, an annual series of competitions that gives emerging architects an opportunity to build projects conceived for PS1's space in Long Island City, Queens. CODA's winning design, Party Wall, provides visitors with a unique and refreshing experience. It's a large structure that creates shade for visitors, as well as cooling pools and floating mist. VICE and Ray-Ban had the opportunity to meet Caroline and her team while documenting the construction of Party Wall for the Ray-Ban Envision Series, an event and video series that features individuals who have found their purpose in life and stay true to their vision.