Architectural Profile: Solstice on the Park by Studio Gang

Architectural Profile: Solstice on the Park by Studio Gang

Solstice on the Park is the first building by Studio Gang to focus on solar carving. The resulting design provides a patchwork texture with a multi-dimensional sculptural quality.
outside detail of glass tower with angled windows for solar carving
The six-story residential tower in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood uses the sun for environmental advantages. Studio Gang explains: “The design cuts into the building’s facade in response to the sun and orients surfaces to the optimum 72-degree angle for Chicago’s latitude, maximizing sunlight in winter for passive solar warming and minimizing light and heat gain during summer to reduce air-conditioning usage.”
living room with red sofa and blue chairs with angled glass windows in background
Solstice on the Park features what we might call millennial cubism, since the myriad squares not only fragment the building but also carve futuristic angles into its face.
corner bedroom with two walls of windows and park view
Besides the 250 dwellings, Solstice on the Park features a green roof. The glass structure offers expansive views of Jackson Park to the south and the Chicago skyline to the north.
large open-plan living room with wood floors and angled glass windows in backhground
Studio Gang was founded by award-winning architect Jeanne Gang. Besides its headquarters in Chicago, Studio Gang has offices in New York, San Francisco, and Paris.

Posted November 30, 2018 by Alicita Rodriguez

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