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Murphy/Jahn

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Documentary Hopes to Save Chicago's "Starship," the Thompson Center, from Demolition

09:30 - 28 November, 2017

In the midst of the tall, rectilinear skyscrapers which make up downtown Chicago appears a short, sloped glass curtain wall, topped by a protruding truncated cylinder structure: Helmut Jahn’s Thompson Center. Opened in 1985, the building was to be home for a variety of agencies of the State of Illinois, and its design was a play off of the traditional American statehouse, updated with glass walls symbolizing government transparency and an immense atrium evoking the atrium spaces found in most United States’ statehouses. The interior spaces, however, stirred further contention with the public. Unconventional red, blue, and white paints coat the interior elements—a design choice many believed to be provocative and even jarring.

Helmut Jahn receives AIA Chicago's Lifetime Achievement Award

13:00 - 6 November, 2012

German-American architect Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects has been announced as this year’s recipient of Chicago’s AIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Following his arrival to the U.S. more than 40 years ago, the Chicago-based architect has been lauded by some of the industry’s best for continuously breaking new ground with his postmodern steel-and-glass structures. Some of his most notable works include the SONY Center in Berlin and the University of Chicago Campus.

The film above, shared with us by our friends at Black Spectacles, captures the essence of Helmut Jahn’s work through images, videos and peer interviews with Jeanne Gang, FAIA, John Ronan, AIA, Ron Krueck, AIA, Werner Sobek and Franz Schulze.

The news of this award was followed by Jahn’s announcement that he will be changing the name of his firm to “Jahn”. Browse through some of Jahn’s most recent works, here on ArchDaily.

Pentominium / Murphy/Jahn

15:00 - 24 May, 2012
Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn
Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn

Chicago-based architects Murphy/Jahn have unveiled their design for a 320-meter-tall skyscraper in the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul. Designed as two-towers under one roof, the steel and glass lattice structure is one of fifteen skyscrapers planned for the global city that was master planned by Daniel Libeskind and commissioned by South Korean developer DreamHub. Consisting of mostly high end residential units, the two Pentominium towers will provide residents with exclusive city views and four-storey skyparks, while attempting to recreate the spacious and private feel often associated with detached housing.

Continue reading after the break for the architects’ description.

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Leatop Plaza / Murphy Jahn

00:00 - 17 May, 2012
Leatop Plaza / Murphy Jahn, Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Height

    270 m
  • Area

    161000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012

Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy Jahn

00:00 - 14 May, 2012
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Boulevard Georges-Favon 45, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Area

    68000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006

Flashback: Post Tower / Murphy Jahn

00:00 - 7 May, 2012
Flashback: Post Tower / Murphy Jahn, Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlitz Sprachschule | Sprachkurse | Englischkurse, Oxfordstraße 24, 53111 Bonn, Germany
  • Area

    73501.0 m2

Flashback: Cologne Bonn Airport / Murphy Jahn

00:00 - 3 May, 2012
Flashback: Cologne Bonn Airport / Murphy Jahn, Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn
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  • Architects

    Murphy/Jahn 
  • Location

    Cologne, Germany
  • Project Year

    2004

Flashback: Sony Center Berlin / Murphy Jahn

01:00 - 4 October, 2011
Flashback: Sony Center Berlin / Murphy Jahn, © Rainer Viertlbock
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Project Team

    Helmut Jahn, Sam Scaccia, Philip Castillo, Dieter Zabel, Susan Pratt, Scott Pratt, Peter Hayes, Yorgo Lykourgiotis, Tony Pelipada, Andre Piraro, Carl D’Silva, Steffen Duemler, Andreas Hell, Oliver Henninger, Matthias Lassen, Sabine Robel, Bärbel Rudloff, Steven Nilles, Vincent Marani
  • Area

    1670000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2000
  • Photographs

Joe & Rika Mansueto Library / Murphy/Jahn

01:00 - 14 June, 2011
Joe & Rika Mansueto Library / Murphy/Jahn, Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicago, IL, United States
  • Architect

    Murphy Jahn
  • Lead Designer

    Helmut Jahn
  • Area

    58700.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011

Architecture City Guide: Chicago

10:17 - 26 January, 2011

We are headed to the windy city of Chicago for this weeks Architecture City Guide series.  Jam packed with architecture from Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, here are our 12 recommendations if you are visiting Chicago.  Head to the comment section and share your recommendations for additional buildings to include on our list!

The Architecture City Guide: Chicago list and corresponding map after the break!

Veer Towers / Murphy/Jahn

01:00 - 18 November, 2010
Veer Towers / Murphy/Jahn, © Rainer Viertlboeck
© Rainer Viertlboeck

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Lead Designers

    Helmut Jahn & Francisco Gonzalez Pulido
  • Associate Architect

    AAI Architects Inc
  • Area

    841844.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

University of Chicago – South Campus Chiller Plant / Murphy Jahn

00:00 - 15 November, 2010
University of Chicago – South Campus Chiller Plant / Murphy Jahn, © Rainer Viertlboeck
© Rainer Viertlboeck

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  • Architects

    Murphy Jahn
  • Location

    Chicago, Illinois
  • Lead Designer

    Helmut Jahn
  • Structural Engineer

    Burns & McDonnel, Werner Sobek Engineering & Design
  • Mep

    Burns & McDonnel , Primera
  • Client

    University of Chicago
  • Area

    26400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

1999 K Street / Murphy Jahn

00:00 - 13 November, 2010
1999 K Street / Murphy Jahn, © Rainer Viertlboeck
© Rainer Viertlboeck

© Rainer Viertlboeck © Rainer Viertlboeck © Rainer Viertlboeck © Rainer Viertlboeck + 12

  • Architects

    Murphy Jahn
  • Location

    1999 K St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
  • Lead Designer

    Helmut Jahn
  • Associate Architect

    WDG Architecture
  • Structural Engineer

    Tadjer Cohen Edelson
  • Mep

    GHT Limited
  • Special Structures

    Werner Sobek Ingenieure
  • Client

    Vornado / Charles E. Smith
  • Area

    309000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Hegau Tower / Murphy Jahn

00:00 - 10 November, 2010
Hegau Tower / Murphy Jahn, © Rainer Viertlboeck
© Rainer Viertlboeck

© Rainer Viertlboeck © Rainer Viertlboeck © Rainer Viertlboeck © Rainer Viertlboeck + 24

  • Architects

    Murphy Jahn
  • Location

    Singen, Mühlhausen-Ehingen, Germany
  • Lead Designer

     Helmut Jahn
  • Associate Architect

     Fischer und Partner Architekten
  • Structural Engineer

     Werner Sobek Ingenieure
  • Mechanical Engineer

     Transolar Energietechnik
  • Materials/Products

     Clauss Markisen (exterior shades)
  • Client

     GVV Städtische Wohnungsbaugesellschaft
  • Area

    17056.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs