Mergold's SuralArk on display at Socrates Sculpture Park
This spring, SuralArk, an "American vernacular interpretation of Noah's Ark," was on view at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. Designed by Assistant Professor Aleksandr Mergold (B.Arch. '00) and Jason Austin (B.Arch. '00) of Austin+Mergold, SuralArk was chosen from more than 170 entries to Socrates's annual Folly competition. Made of reclaimed 2-by-6 lumber and vinyl siding, SuralArk has its material origins in American suburbia and its formal roots as a (discarded) upturned ship cast ashore.