Tag: Architecture

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Marcel Freides-designed home sells in DePaul

Marcel Freides-designed home sells in DePaul

It had been about 15 years since I last spoke with architect Marcel Freides. He’d since moved to one of the spectacular canyons off Mulholland Dr [...]
Adler home for sale in Highland Park

Adler home for sale in Highland Park

Six months ago Ned Skae alerted me to the possibility that a record number of homes designed by architect David Adler were on the market in Lake F [...]

Quote of the day: the 4+1

While reading the Tribune article on the passing of Jerome Soltan, who the Tribune refers to as the “grandfather of the four-plus-one,” I was reminded [...]

I had to disrobe some, said the architect

Sorry to disappoint, but this post has nothing to do with current events at the TSA. A conversation with Joe Askins yesterday on the subject of arc [...]
$4.9 million Cortland Residence in Bucktown lands ALA Design Gold Award

$4.9 million Cortland Residence in Bucktown lands ALA Design Gold Award

You know that 7,800 square-foot Bucktown home that Curbed featured a couple weeks back? It's an award winner! Nicholas Clark Architects just pulle [...]
Aqua, Optima, 235 Van Buren architects recognized for Design Excellence

Aqua, Optima, 235 Van Buren architects recognized for Design Excellence

The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects will recognize three new condo towers in Chicago and Skokie at tonight's 2010 Design Ex [...]
Comment of the day: More than a Wright "wannabe"

Comment of the day: More than a Wright "wannabe"

"aztimc" on YouTube says: You're selling yourself short by saying this is a "wannabe" Frank Lloyd Wright house. You should refer to it as a new & im [...]
Quote of the day: You are your kitchen

Quote of the day: You are your kitchen

Over the years I’ve been in a number of homes built or renovated by the award-winning design-build firm of Benvenuti and Stein, but had never met an [...]
One of these things is not like the others

One of these things is not like the others

An urban legend has it that 2625 N Clark St, now known as Clark Place Condos, was designed by a California architect who had never visited the site. [...]

Slow Home breaks down our bathrooms

I wasn't familiar with the Slow Home concept until this week, after I received a e-mail from a Slow Home devotee who found us during a search for co [...]
River City, a community for children

River City, a community for children

River City's seen better days. The building's teeming with foreclosures and short sales -- the median price of a condo right now is $125,000, with p [...]
Why Philip and Erika bought at 235 Van Buren

Why Philip and Erika bought at 235 Van Buren

Erika teaches English in a Chicago public high school. Philip works for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. After 5 years living in a "workers' co [...]
Lagrange bids the biz adieu

Lagrange bids the biz adieu

“Of the type that does upscale condos, can you think of a better architect?” - Architect Stanley Tigerman, speaking to Crain's about Lucien Lagrang [...]

Quote: "Helplessly captive of the present"

My first girlfriend when I moved to Chicago was Tal Gilat, an architect from Israel. She was an admirer of Mies. Together we explored his campus of th [...]
A David Adler coach house is not a city coach house

A David Adler coach house is not a city coach house

Local correspondent Ned Skae reports that Lake Forest has more David Adler historic homes on the market than perhaps ever before. If your vision of [...]

Quote of the day: Learning to love the hole

We love the hole. I think we would like to have the hole there forever. - UIC architecture professor Alexander Lehnerer, on the 70-foot-deep "scar" [...]
The first passive solar house in America

The first passive solar house in America

The Henry P. Glass house in Northfield is, by some accounts, the first passive solar house in America. Glass was trained as an architect in Austria [...]
A Tony Grunsfeld home in Highland Park: not unfriendly, just private

A Tony Grunsfeld home in Highland Park: not unfriendly, just private

Ernest Alton "Tony" Grunsfeld III has designed dozens of homes along the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. Most are in the distinctively modern idio [...]
It's cruise season on the Chicago River

It's cruise season on the Chicago River

We normally don't promote a lot of "go-and-do" events around the city, but in this case I'll make an exception. The Chicago Architecture Foundation [...]
Teardownosaurus Rex in Hinsdale

Teardownosaurus Rex in Hinsdale

Last week we went on a mini-tour of downtown Hinsdale with veteran real estate agent Gaby Jury, and we'll be bringing you video from that visit soon [...]
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