Tag: Architecture

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Sunday open house – a Seyfarth home in Glencoe

Sunday open house – a Seyfarth home in Glencoe

Some homes make a strong impression on you while leaving you fumbling for le mot juste to describe them. Coldwell Banker's Maureen Mohling summed up [...]
Designing Trio's tower and mid-rises

Designing Trio's tower and mid-rises

The last stop on my "tower tour" with Hartshorne Plunkard architects Paul Alessandro and Tom Pope was Trio, RDM Development's project at 650 - 670 W [...]
Designing Silver Tower in River North

Designing Silver Tower in River North

The second stop on my project tour with Hartshorne Plunkard architects Tom Pope and Paul Alessandro was Silver Tower, Stonegate Development's 40-sto [...]
Quote of the day: Block 37 disappoints

Quote of the day: Block 37 disappoints

It is a major architectural disappointment, a light-filled upgrade for the underground pedway system and an urban hub whose potential won't be realize [...]
Designing Superior 110

Designing Superior 110

Earlier this month, I met up with Tom Pope and Paul Alessandro of Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture to chat about three new condo high-rises from a d [...]
The present and future of green building

The present and future of green building

During the media tour of the Winthrop Club in Evanston, the topic of green construction and LEED certification came up over and over again. I talked [...]
(Re)designing the Winthrop Club

(Re)designing the Winthrop Club

FitzGerald Associates' first design for the Winthrop Club was a brick tower inspired by the architectural styles of the late 1800s, says Winthrop Pr [...]
Rethinking the four-plus-one in Lake View

Rethinking the four-plus-one in Lake View

Surely the four-plus-one has its fans, but in my experience, they're few and far between. Occasionally you'll come across a four-plus-one that break [...]
Loft living: "You have to want it"

Loft living: "You have to want it"

In addition to organizing last weekend's South Loop Neighbors Loft Walk, South Loop Neighbors Chair Helen Kaplow opened her Donohue Building home to [...]

Architects anonymous: in a nutshell

I recently spoke with an architect at a local firm about the general state of the market from his perspective. He asked not to be quoted by name, but [...]
Flair Tower's loft "faux-cade"

Flair Tower's loft "faux-cade"

It's been so long since we've dished on the design of a new high-rise that I couldn't help but snap these pics during my lunch break. I know it seem [...]
Aqua sees its first closing

Aqua sees its first closing

The title says it all. According to Magellan Development's Aqua Home Owner's blog, the first closing at Aqua, 225 N Columbus Dr, is scheduled for 1 p. [...]
Mondial's developer talks architecture

Mondial's developer talks architecture

In the second part of our look at Mondial, architect / developer Jack Berger talks about his work in River West. I also solicited his take on other [...]
Talking architecture at Mondial

Talking architecture at Mondial

I first met architect / developer Jack Berger more than 30 years ago when we were developing side-by-side projects in the 1800 block of Halsted St. [...]
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