SOM exhibits architecture models with stripped-away skins to reveal engineering beneath


A row of intricately detailed architectural models take centre stage at this pop-up exhibition celebrating the beauty of engineering by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, which coincides with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

The 30 structural models presented at 1:500 scale are arranged in ascending height order across the breadth of the exhibition space at the Mana Contemporary Chicago art centre, in the city's Pilsen neighbourhood.

They form part of an exhibition by Chicago-based architectural, urban planning, and engineering firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) titled Engineering x [Art + Architecture].

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Written by Jessica Mairs
September 14, 2017