Galerie — "8 Sculptural Buildings by the Boundary-Pushing Architecture Firm Studio Gang"

"Known for conjuring sculptural buildings that are both visually arresting and highly contextual, Jeanne Gang has vaulted to the top of contemporary American architecture. She was the only architect to be named on Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential list last year, and she’s won a smattering of honors, among them the prestigious Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award and the Architecture Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt.

The Illinois-born architect founded her namesake practice, Studio Gang, in 1997 and rose to international prominence several years later with the completion of Chicago’s scintillating Aqua Tower. In a male-dominated world of architecture, the project caused a stir for being the tallest building ever to be designed by a woman. Soon, Gang will smash her own record with the 1,196-foot-tall Vista Tower, which is currently under construction in the same city. These are just two of the remarkable projects featured in the new Phaidon book Studio Gang: Architecture, which captures 25 of the firm’s most dazzling works—both built and unbuilt."

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