ARCHITECT Magazine — “Studio Gang’s Summer Installation at the National Building Museum Opens on Thursday”

July 3, 2017

“Hive is the latest large-scale summer installation in the Washington, D.C., museum's Great Hall, following pieces by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Snarkitecture, and James Corner Field Operations. Since 2014, the museum has commissioned design firms to create massive interactive installations inside the atrium to coincide with the Summer Block Party performances and events. ...

The three chambers of Hive are constructed with more than 2,700 concrete tubes, stacked and joined together, and colored with layers of silver and magenta paper. Gang explained at the press preview that the pink and magenta at the Women's March earlier this year inspired the tube's interior color. When Hive is finished, the tallest chamber will top out at 60 feet tall, and Gang said that it's the tallest structure ever built in the building museum to date. Hive will also be the biggest Studio Gang project in D.C.”

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