Six historic buildings that formerly housed a wholesale produce market were converted into 929 residential lofts, saving an important Chicago landmark and transforming the surrounding neighborhood. The winner of several awards, the project is noted for the meticulous restoration of historic terra cotta faÃ§ades, innovative steel balconies and subtle additions that preserve the scale and character of the original buildings.
A non-profit temporary home for the families of children battling illness in nearby hospitals, the facility provides a peaceful setting in which families may cope and interact with each other. The scale of the building and the integration of architectural elements, including a large porch, bay windows, and gable roof forms, reflect the tranquility and traditional character of the surrounding neighborhood.
This residential conversion revives an iconic travertine and glass office tower designed in 1971 by Minoru Yamasaki for Montgomery Ward and Company. A complete curtain wall replacement preserves the original design while satisfying contemporary energy efficiency and natural ventilation needs.
The adaptive re-use of an existing bowstring truss building for the office and studio of a preeminent toy designer playfully mimics the studioâs creative function. The designâs whimsical spatial arrangement and eclectic mix of elements and finishes bespeaks the unique synergy between client and architect.
This slender residential tower has a form derived from a pair of curved planes, one oriented towards the city center for Amman, Jordan to the southwest and the other to the northern mountains. Punctuated by an array of recessed balconies, these glassy facades create a sculptural form, standing out as an iconic structure within the more traditional urban fabric.
The first new construction project in PHâs history, City Commons created a paradigm shift in the possibilities for urban housing in Chicago. Sixty townhouses are organized as two concentric quadrangles separated by a private interior drive. The design encourages a sense of community with pedestrian-friendly streets and walkways.
As the high-density, mixed-use focus of the 1,100-acre redevelopment of an abandoned naval air station, the Glen Town Center is designed to evoke and reinterpret the classic, main street shopping districts of nearby Lake Forest and Winnetka.
The elegant form of the tower is created by the buildingâs offset massing, enabling efficient floor plans, light-filled public corridors, and six corner units per floor. The final component in the large-scale residential development known as K Station, the building attained LEEDÂ® Silver Certification.
Situated on the former site of the Cabrini Green housing project, this mixed-income development applies a modernist language to the traditional row house format in a way that maintains the neighborhood scale while seamlessly blending low-income and affordable housing units together.
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