Windows connect us to nature, offer views, and natural light, and fresh air. Some history, technology and taxonomy of these essential building elements.
The Chicago Fire Cottage s were built from $100 kits, and originally featured pretty much just exterior walls and a roof. This one still stands today.
At its most basic, a wall is a vertical plane that divides one space from another, but why limit ourselves? Some ideas to stretch the definition of “wall.”
Today we meditate on the cycle nature of design – we shape our environment and then it shapes us – in so many intentional and unintentional ways.
AC is an easy knee jerk reaction to a hot day, but you should consider keeping your indoor temperature a little closer to the outdoor today. Here’s why
A basement isn’t a necessary element of an American home but in the midwest they are nearly ubiquitous. This underused space under your house could be the easiest (and most cost-effective) way to expand your living space (much more so than building up from the attic or expanding out into the back yard. Why do Chicago…
Reebie Storage Warehouse on Clark is a rare example of Egyptian Revival style and proof that Chicagoans have been overflowing their homes since the 20s.