Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects

Art Institute of Chicago

On View
September 24, 2012-February 24, 2013


Immersing museum visitors in the creative process, Building, Studio Gang’s first solo exhibition, embodied the energy and ideas that connect the Studio’s growing body of work.

In the main gallery space, visitors could explore thirteen Studio Gang projects through a variety of materials, from early research to final photographs. Five “rope room” installations, custom designed and constructed by the Studio as spaces to hang out and enjoy the experience of the exhibition, were clustered at the center of the gallery.

In the “workshop” room, full-scale mock-ups, material experiments, tools, books, and pin-up boards gave visitors a look into the Studio Gang working method—how ideas take form through research, collaboration, and hands-on investigation. Two “Archi-Salon” events brought together architects and the public for conversations on current issues in architecture and connected fields.