Tag: Design

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Apply for the 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

Apply for the 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

Applications are now open for the 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA). The CNDAs recognize innovation and best practi ...
New South Loop condos making rapid progress

New South Loop condos making rapid progress

If you're at Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, Flo & Santos or The Scout, head a few feet south from that quintet of outstanding restaurants to ...
1345 Wabash condos have a focus on design

1345 Wabash condos have a focus on design

A focus on design is nothing new for the CMK Companies. CMK has a history of creating architecturally distinctive high-rises that are, according t ...
Model grand opening at nearly sold-out Flexhouse2

Model grand opening at nearly sold-out Flexhouse2

If you've been paying attention to the market for new condos in the city you've doubtless noted that quality infill projects from established deve ...
Construction update: Flexhouse2 in Logan Square

Construction update: Flexhouse2 in Logan Square

Flexhouse2 is edging closer to occupancy for its Phase I rowhomes at 2650 N Ridgeway in Logan Square, and Phase II units are making rapid progress ...
A designer showcase high above Oak Street Beach

A designer showcase high above Oak Street Beach

This 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath Gold Coast home at 1000 Lake Shore Plaza was completely redesigned by David Yustin. The home has a spectacular great ...
Innovative architecture in Logan Square at Flexhouse2

Innovative architecture in Logan Square at Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development and Sedgwick Investments have teamed with award-winning ISA Architects to develop Flexhouse2. Flexhouse2 rowhomes are mode ...
Design Planned Property’s new t-shirt and win $500

Design Planned Property’s new t-shirt and win $500

Have you ever wanted to see one of your designs on a t-shirt? Here’s your chance! Summer is coming and we need a cool new t-shirt! The winning ...
Griffin’s Emery House in Elmhurst, still for sale

Griffin’s Emery House in Elmhurst, still for sale

It was late January when I toured The Emery House in Elmhurst with Tom Makinney of Coldwell Banker's Gracik Makinney Group, one of our sponsors. T ...

Mies on Marina City: Don’t do that again

In the video, the Museum of Contemporary Art's Michael Darling talks briefly about the "organic" and "sculptural" quality of Bertrand Goldberg's a ...
Meet John Holabird Jr, architect and Renaissance man

Meet John Holabird Jr, architect and Renaissance man

Holabird & Root, one of Chicago's storied architectural firms, began in the 1880s and during most of its history a Holabird was an active principa ...
235 Van Buren condos are a Walker’s Paradise

235 Van Buren condos are a Walker’s Paradise

We've previously taken you along on a water taxi commute from 235 Van Buren, the striking Ralph Johnson-designed condo tower at the edge of the Lo ...
Bruce Graham, a self-described Chicago architect

Bruce Graham, a self-described Chicago architect

When he was a child Bruce Graham's dream was to build cities. As the Chief of Design for the Chicago office of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Graham l ...
Blair Kamin is back in Chicago

Blair Kamin is back in Chicago

Blair Kamin, the Tribune's award-winning architecture critic, has spent the past year at Harvard as a Nieman Fellow. He's apparently back in Chicago a ...
The Smith + Gill designs for K2 Apartments, the new hot spot

The Smith + Gill designs for K2 Apartments, the new hot spot

John Burcher, the Director of Interior Design at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, has overseen envelope-expanding projects around the worl ...
Chicago real estate weekly, week ending June 28, 2013

Chicago real estate weekly, week ending June 28, 2013

This is the first edition of our weekly recap of Chicago real estate news. Check back each Saturday for a look back at the previous week – and off ...
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, a DesignSlinger photography primer

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, a DesignSlinger photography primer

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park represented a startling new departure when it opened in 1908. It has since been listed on the Nation ...
Lee Bey dishes on the new landmarks

Lee Bey dishes on the new landmarks

If you have a few minutes to spare, they'll be well spent in listening to architecture critic and photographer Lee Bey's thoughts on mid-century m ...
Divergent architectural styles book-end Divergent set

Divergent architectural styles book-end Divergent set

One of the sets for Neil Burger's adaptation of Divergent, a sci-fi flick starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, is appropriately sandwiched ...
Hartshorne Plunkard receives two top AIA Illinois prizes

Hartshorne Plunkard receives two top AIA Illinois prizes

Yesterday's email included the following news release form Hartshorne Plunkard regarding AIA Illinois' 2013 Honor Awards. We've paid visits to ...
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