Som Journal 3
Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Wilfried Wang. Essays by Candida Hàfer, Diane Ghirardo, Lisa Hutton, Jane Wernick, and Gordon Bunshaft.
This third issue in a continuing series presents recent work by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, one of the world's largest and most influential architecture, urban design, engineering, and interior architecture firms. Som places the firm's production in the context of critical discussion among some of the profession's leading thinkers. Commentaries by artist Candida Höfer, architect Lisa Hutton, engineer Jane Wernick, and critics Diane Ghirado and Wilfried Wang give a frank review of the firm's current work. This volume includes excerpts from the oral history of Gordon Bunshaft, who led the firm from the 1950s through the 1980s. Projects discussed include: 7 WTC, the Bank of Kuwait, Cantilevered Green Glass Tube, the Delbarton School, the European Central Bank Competition, the Lever House Exterior Skin Replacement, the Milliken Carpet Collaboration, Memorial Sloane Kettering, the Qatar Science Center and the U.S. Census Bureau.