Summer's here and across the country this means it's outdoor art time. In New York, there's always a swell of installations after the spring thaw (a fantastic annotated map of which, should you desire a guide, can be found over at Curbed NY). Governor's Island, a small isle and former military outpost off the southern tip of Manhattan, is playing host this summer to two zany pavilions, built as the joint winners of the annual City of Dreams design competition, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) and the local arts group FIGMENT.
Organic Growth Pavilion by London and Madrid-based studio Izaskun Chinchilla Architects (↑) makes use of dozens of brightly colored umbrellas, old bicycle wheels, and stools. The other winning entry, Billion Oyster Pavilion by BanG Studio, will—after it's done providing shade to summer revelers—become a man-made habitat for the titular mollusks.