Kwong Von Glinow isn’t afraid to uplift the mundane. Based in Chicago, the studio finds inspiration and freedom in historic templates of development.
For There is Room, a recent exhibition at MAS Context, the studio presented a compelling group of half-inch models and supporting model photography. The models’ large size allows viewers to get a close look at the spaces and how they might be inhabited. The studio works with familar typologies to realize their considered projects: For example, they investigate the Chicago 3- and 6-flats, which have efficiently housed working-class people for more than a century.
AN’s Executive Editor Jack Murphy spoke with studio cofounders
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