Studio Gang, Diller Scofidio + Renfro Among Exhibitors Selected for US Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale

Studio Gang, Diller Scofidio + Renfro Among Exhibitors Selected for US Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale

The curatorial team for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale have announced the seven designers who will create the pavilion’s main exhibitions. Consisting of architects, landscape architects, artists and designers, the group will produce responses to the theme of Dimensions of Citizenship, exploring “the meaning of citizenship as a cluster of rights and responsibilities at the intersection of legal, political, economic, and societal affiliations.”

The seven exhibitors include:

  • Amanda Williams & Andres L. Hernandez (Chicago, IL)
  • Design Earth (Cambridge, MA)
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York, NY)
  • Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman (San Ysidro, CA)
  • Keller Easterling (New Haven, CT)
  • SCAPE (New York, NY)
  • Studio Gang (Chicago, IL)

“These seven teams represent the breadth of design practice today: from social to speculative; technical to theoretical,” the curators commented in a statement. “They are united by researched-based methodologies and the drive to use that research to push boundaries—formal, disciplinary, and political.”

In addition to and in dialogue with each contributor’s creation, existing projects that follow the teme by other architects and artists will also be displayed. These participants have not yet been announced.

Learn more about the curatorial team and the pavilion theme, here.

Studio Gang Designs Tiered Mixed-Use Tower on Forest Park in St. Louis

Studio Gang Designs Tiered Mixed-Use Tower on Forest Park in St. Louis, Courtesy of Studio Gang
Courtesy of Studio Gang

Studio Gang has revealed their design for One Hundred, a mixed-use tower to be located on Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Studio Gang’s first project in the city, the tower will rise over 350 feet and include retail, amenities, parking and residential apartments featuring views of the park and the Gateway Arch.

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Developed by Mac Properties, Studio Gang’s design calls for a tiered, angled tower that will provide each unit with views and improve energy performance. Each tier will comprise four stories, creating space for outdoor terraces for a quarter of the apartments. Inside the tower, each apartment features a corner living room with double exposures to capture and enhance the quality of natural light throughout the unit.

All units will have access to a communal terrace atop the building’s green roof podium, which will house a range of amenities and social spaces. On the ground floor, a series of retail spaces will activate the street and create connections between St. Louis’ Central West End district and Forest Park, strengthening the city’s overall urban fabric.

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“In a climate with four distinct seasons, we wanted to make it possible for residents to enjoy the different views and natural changes in light over the course of the year,” explains Jeanne Gang. “By experimenting with the geometry of the facade and refining the apartment layouts, we were able to make every apartment into a corner unit perched above the park and city.”

The building has also been designed with environmental concerns in mind – the leaf-shaped plan and tiered massing will both contribute to an efficient performance, reducing overall energy use. The building’s green roofs will double as rainwater collection banks for irrigation and to abate stormwater runoff.

One Hundred is expected to break ground next year, and is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Learn more about this project, here.

News via Studio Gang.

Jeanne Gang to Expand New York’s American Museum of Natural History

A conceptual design by Studio Gang was unveiled today as the preferred expansion to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York. The proposed building, named the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, aims to host an array of public exhibition space as well as become a premier “active scientific and educational institution” that enhances connections with the existing Museum and encourages exploration amongst its users.

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