Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago — “Behind the Scenes: Studio Gang”

January 18, 2017

“While model-making is a requisite part of Studio Gang’s process, the onslaught of digital technologies has rendered the once-compulsory practice a latent skill that most young architects will never employ beyond undergraduate design classes. ‘There’s a tremendous amount of respect [at Studio Gang] for things done with your hands,’ says Smith, who studied under Gang and Managing Principal Mark Schendel alongside De La Mora at IIT’s College of Architecture before joining the team at Studio Gang. ‘The process of making is a tool itself,’ explains Gang. “We often employ both digital and analog methods—combining digitally printed and cut elements with materials that have been woven, cast, carved and assembled by hand.”

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Studio Gang Model Shop. Photo: Tom Harris Photography