The Resource Studio gang architects : Aqua Tower

Studio gang architects : Aqua Tower

Label
Studio gang architects : Aqua Tower
Title
Studio gang architects
Title remainder
Aqua Tower
Contributor
Speaker
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Chicago is famous for its role in fostering modern architecture, owing to the legacy of Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright in the late 1900s, and Mies van der Rohe in the mid-20th Century. Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang, gave the epithet "Chicago School" a new meaning. Gang, who started her architectural practice in Chicago in 1997, completed Aqua, an 82-story apartment tower, overlooking the city's Millennium Park in 2009. She differentiated herself from the big-office architects who typically procure apartment building commissions by designing a sinuously-curving concrete tower that is as imaginative as it is elegant. Already an icon on the city's skyline, the tower's concrete floorplates take on a different contour at each level, with variously-curved cantilevered balconies. Gang worked with Aqua's developer James Loewenberg of Magellan Development Group, who is also an architect, to come up with a number of green features for the building. The terraces offer shading against the sun, with heat-resistant and reflective glass provided where needed, and the building has an 80,000 square-foot garden on the roof of the podium on which the tower sits. The film not only examines the thinking behind Aqua which makes the building's presence against the skyline so striking, but takes visitors to the award-winning "Brick Weave House" (2009) in a Chicago residential neighborhood, where brick walls form a large open-air "screened porch" at the house's front. Another project, the SOS Children's Village Lavezzorio Community Center on Chicago's South Side (2008) makes use of irregular, workmanlike concrete. In addition, Blair Kamin, the architectural critic of the Chicago Tribune, appears in the film to elucidate the impact Gang has had on the Chicago landscape
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Checkerboard Film Foundation in 2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kamin, Blair
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
26
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sullivan, Louis
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd
  • Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig
  • Gang, Jeanne
  • Lowenberg, James
  • Aqua Tower (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Skyscrapers
Technique
live action
Label
Studio gang architects : Aqua Tower
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/80273
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Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1080272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 27 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1080272
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897769273
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Studio gang architects : Aqua Tower
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/80273
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1080272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 27 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1080272
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897769273
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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