This is the architecture firm whose exhibition I was talking about earlier. Studio Gang Architects’ first exhibition is going on right now at the Art Institute of Chicago, open to the public as of tomorrow. The firm is founded and headed by Jeanne Gang, a Chicago native and Harvard graduate, who has returned to Chicago to help turn the city into the avant-garde architecture haven it once was.
Her style is very similar to Frank Lloyd Wright’s in that the designs are all extensions of nature. Going through the exhibit, you see models and architectural plans, but also honeycomb and pine cones. In Hyderabad’s case, Gang used a geode (pictured above) as a model. Something else that’s really fucking cool about this building is that Gang took into account the Hindu emphasis on spacial harmony to create four towers that were physically separate but visually woven together.
(Photos from SGA’s site)