In a valiant effort to attract more minds to the long lived and vital world of construction and architecture, the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. have been running annual events. These are not just bricks and mortar attractions, no, these are innovative and fresh ideas that bring the crowds as well as demonstrate the principles close to construction workers' hearts.
This year, Studio Gang have been asked to show their stuff and make a scene worthy of the industry. And that they did. With over 2500 metallic cardboard tubes, a cylindrical utopian landscape has been crafted and placed centre stage in the atrium. Named Hive, the recycled creation stands 60 feet high and has been designed to not only look fantastic, but to also sound great too. The acoustic properties have been paid particular attention, and according to their spokesperson, the building within a building allows room for “intimate conversations and interactions” (Co.Design)
Following other acts including Icebergs from James Corner Field Operations and a Labyrinth from BIG, the Chicago based Studio Gang have continued the theme of outlandish and inspirational when it comes to making the construction industry cool.
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