Food Oasis: Illinois' Peasant's Plot

We have been enjoying the bounty of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share this summer and thought it was time to toil the land with Todd and Julia, our farmers at Peasant’s Plot.  We have been threatening Todd every week at the Lincoln Square farmers’ market, that we would join him for a break-breaking day…

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Sky Gardens

After completing the artist loft spaces on Milwaukee Avenue, we have been asked to reconstruct the currently dilapidated rear exit porch and stair.  However, instead of reconstructing the stair only to serve the purpose of an emergency exit and, what will certainly become, a tenant storage annex, we thought, ‘What else could it be?’.  One…

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Water Hazard: Golf ‘Communities’ of California

Water Hazard is an ongoing architectural research project by moss.  We are studying water related issues to become better stewards of this most precious resource.  Below is the latest dispatch. (This report was originally published by moss in March of 2005) The United States is home to more than 23,000 golf courses, by far the…

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Zoning Woes

The building that will be housing the new Filter hit a bit of a snag in the Department of Zoning, which is why you haven’t heard from us in a while. Rest assured, though, the Zoning Board of Appeals has given the building a green light and we had a successful preliminary intake meeting with…

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Sky Studios

Interior work is complete at the artists’ lofts in Logan Square.  Photos after the jump.  Next up, rehab of the back porch into sky gardens.

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