Summer Vault is a lakefront kiosk that consists of basic geometric shapes combined to create a freestanding hangout within the park. Its for Chicago and will be in Harold Washington Park in the spring of 2016. Before its there, though, it will be exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial. (w/ Independent Architecture)
This project is the complete redesign of the top flat of a two-flat in one of Chicago's historic summer retreats for the rich during the 19th century, Edgewater. The layout and finishes reflect an attitude of openness, strange attractions, and colorfulness. The pairing of clumsy details with luxurious materials, or sometimes pretty cheap ones with perfect detailing express an egalitarian and communal notion of life. The lighting is blunt, geometric and loose throughout the kitchen, dinning and bathrooms and uses rather normal fixtures.
Full interior and exterior renovation of a 4-unit apartment building in McKinley Park from 1894. In-Construction.
Geofoam blocks are often stuffed inside the earth to create artificial landscape mounds and parklands without the added weight that comes with soil. We made a pile of foam into hills and towers inside without the dirt for the event pavilion of the 2015 Biennial of the Americas in Denver, Colorado. (w/ Independent Architecture)
The idea here was to make a set of tables with a really very nice material (we used translucent mint corian) in the dumbest cheap way we could. So we just made some flat pack round tables. One is a little smaller and taller than the other lower wider one.
A renovation combining two apartments in Hyde Park's tallest residential tower. The building names its unit types after famous Chicago architects. We combined an 'Adler' and a 'Mies van der Rohe' apartment together. We call this new type - the Jahn.
Two barns that existed in the world for only 6 hours of time. They were raised for the Music for Animals festival as part of the events of the 2013 Biennial of the Americas in Denver, Colorado. The evening featured a performance by Nick Cave, and opera for dogs, and a video work by Liliana Porter. (w/ Independent Architecture)
Single family home in Chicago for a family of 6. In-Progress.
The english department at UIC needed a space to read and hang out and talk and be quiet in. So we made kind of a big table.
Small installation of two processional gateways to the performing arts area of the Wicker Park street festival for 2013.
This is a proposal for a cultural center and community workshop and theater in Afghanistan. The interior plan has no corners, allowing for privacy without walls and openess without doors.
Thoughts on a library for President Obama.
A proposal for a civic plaza in Indianapolis. (w/ Independent Architecture)
A proposal for a center of Hungarian music.
A port center and passenger terminal for a small island of Taiwan.
Redevelopment of the historic center of Belgrod, Russia to provide a number of short term business lease apartments and ground level retail and commercial space. We made a mess.
A collection of smaller care buildings composing an adult daycare facility.
A library for Helsinki with stripes of reflective glass between structural concrete. The project has a gummy shape.
An Opera house in Buson.
A very wiggly proposal for a museum of regional pre-history in Korea. This project won 2nd prize in the design competition.
A sensory deprivation tank center in Arlington Heights, Illinois that has since closed.
A triathlon store and swim tank and training center and community center and magazine offices and bike shop.