A trip to Rio Hondo, Guatemala yields some musings on adaptive architecture.
One of Chicago’s most under-appreciated features may be our defining characteristic. Today: what we owe the alley.
The building types of Chicago form the city around us. Today, how the Worker Cottage formed the back bone of 19th century urban growth.
Watch out! You are completely surrounded by Chicago common brick walls. You just didn’t know it yet.
This building material has pretty much been around since there were building materials. Today we talk brick.
We’re ready for construction on our latest project, a Photography Studio in Uptown created from a disused Auto Shop! Here’s our intro to the project.
Our redesign of the 5411 Winthrop for Flats Chicago breathes new life into a classic example of Chicago’s Four Plus One apartment blocks.
After spending the past few years on the streets, Flirty Cupcakes has a new dessert garage to call home.
photo courtesy of CS Interiors Curbed Chicago has named our Erie Street Loft project the best home renovation of the year! Thanks, Curbed! Relive the magic here and and in video form here. This project was also featured in CS Interiors Magazine, Apartment Therapy, and Curbed Chicago.
After years of ignoring its original warehouse aesthetic, due to a developer’s ‘apartmentizing’ of the building, this 2,400 square foot, two-story loft has been rehabilitated to show off its industrial roots. Layers of paint and drywall have been removed revealing the original timber beams and masonry walls while accommodating two bedrooms, master suite, and a…
Permits are days away from being issued for our cafe project in Traverse City, Michigan. After finding our work at Filter in Wicker Park, the brewers asked us to design their similarly infrastructured space in cherry country. We have uncovered the original structure through about seventy years of dirt, grime, and hideous remodels to find…
The de-apartmentizing sequence is almost complete. The space will fully revert back to loft status in a couple of weeks. Construction photos inside.