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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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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Milwaukee Ave Artist Lofts

The original, existing roof rafters are rather shallow, so to save material and ensure we have the maximum insulation value in the roof, we are using a soy based, open-cell, spray-foam insulation.  Typical pink, batt insulation has trouble filling all framing cavities in a roof or wall which leads to air leaks and a sub-par…

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Milwaukee Avenue Artist Lofts

The Milwaukee Avenue Artist Lofts were an otherwise underutilized attic space that we are is transforming into a light-filled work space for the artist residents of a residential building in Logan Square. We are retaining and exposing the existing masonry and heavy timber structure at the interior space.  The existing turret will be restored to…

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