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Multifunctional Building “Solar Carve”

The Black Diamond

Studio Gang

Can bioclimatic research become a major aesthetic feature of architecture? This was the question we asked Jeanne Gang, founder of the architecture practice of the same name, during an online interview last October on the presentation of the “Solar Carve” building (40 Tenth Avenue), Manhattan’s newest iconic high-rise in the vibrant Meatpacking District directly abutting the famous High Line. Founder of Studio Gang - headquartered in Chicago but with three offices in the USA and one in Paris - Gang is also a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her buildings have always been at the cutting edge of technology. This, she explained, was only possible by combining compositional know-how with a sound grasp of technology, allowing the architect to step outside the banal and use artistic imagination as a way of providing real answers to real...

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