R+D659, the eye-catching new condo development currently under construction at the intersection of Randolph and Desplaines streets has quite a bit going for it: namely, its location and a long list of luxury features.
But for casual onlookers passing by on the Kennedy Expressway, it’s the building’s clean lines and attractive design that make it stick out from the rest.
As the unabashedly modern building takes shape on the eastern edge of the neighborhood, it’s difficult not to marvel at the sleek new development and its contrast to the surrounding Randolph Street market district.
The building design is the handiwork of award-winning Chicago architecture firm Brininstool + Lynch, which is credited with designing some of Chicago’s most ambitious residential developments in recent years. The large, L-shaped building features architectural metal and concrete with clear and translucent glazing on its façade, accented by spacious inset and cantilevered balconies. The balconies will be constructed of metal and opaque glass, which will maximize the natural light inside the condos.