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Reveal: Studio Gang Architects / Jeanne Gang

We recently received the book Reveal: Studio Gang Architects. This monograph takes an in-depth look at several of firm’s extraordinary projects. Archdaily has featured many of the same projects, but our pieces are mere shadows of what is presented in this book. If you enjoyed the glimpses on our website you will love this book. It is rare that I find a monograph that goes into such great depth. Beside the standard plan, section and photographs, each project is accompanied by notes, research, sketches, histories, philosophies, and more. This allows for a much more rewarding conversation than the standard glossy monograph. By the end of each chapter you can easily understand why each design decision was made and how meticulous this studio is. The Aqua Tower, for example, without any additional knowledge holds its own amongst the architecturally cherished Chicago skyline; however, after you read about the design process behind it the tower becomes that much more wonderful. I highly recommend this book.

P.S.: You can watch our interview with Jeanne Gang.

11 Introduction 14 Foreword: The Visible and the Tangible by Mohsen Mostafavi 20 Essay: Reveal by Jeanne Gang

Works

30 Ford Calumet Environmental Center

35 Best Nest 50 Sheet Glass 54 Interview 6:00 AM May 1 62 Ford Calumet Industrial Landscape 69 History the Calumet Area 72 Material Report Swords

96 Maisonette

102 Marble Curtain

106 How to Make a Marble Curtain

134 History Smeaton’s Tower

138 Material Report Glue

140 Aqua

145 Topographic Tower

162 Interview Jim Loewenberg on Aqua

167 Engineering Aqua

170 History A Life of Hard Times

174 Material Report Maps

180 SOS Children’s Villages

185 Architecture Desert

202 History What’s Up on the Second Floor? 208 Tales of the Trade

210 Material Report Concrete 212 Interview Design for Community

214 Blue Wall Center 219 Magnify 222 History Unsolved Mountain Mysteries 225 Material Report The Tree

226 Brick Weave House

231 Cut-Away, Weave-In 238 History Modern Mismatch 242 Material Report Compressed Earth Blocks

246 Hyderabad Tellapur O2

254 Making is Thinking 260 Idea & Material 262 Project Contributors 263 Image Credits, Acknowledgements & Colophon

Creative Direction & Design, Elizabeth Azen, EA Projects, Brooklyn, NY paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (March 23, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1568989938 ISBN-13: 978-1568989938

Cite:Christopher Henry. "Reveal: Studio Gang Architects / Jeanne Gang" 31 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/139281/reveal-studio-gang-architects-jeanne-gang/>