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United Continental Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

The project for this 50-storey office block sought to favour the possibility of a panoramic view over the city, so that there is an evident predominance of glass on the façade while nevertheless avoiding the formulaic glass tower of arbitrary forms. The existence of the American tradition of skyscraper construction, with some especially attractive examples inChicago, suggested the need to reestablish a dialogue between the classicism of stone and the high-tech of glass.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
  • Project: United Continental Headquarters
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • BRIEF: 50 storey offices building
  • CLIENT: The Prime Group, Inc.
  • PROJECT TEAM: Rogelio Jiménez, Nabil Gholam, Rodrigo Bilbao, John Oleksak, Zoran Balog
  • ASSOCIATED ARCHITECT: De Stefano/Goetsch Ltd.
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Cohen-Barreto-Marchertas, Inc.

Early Childcare Center West University of Chicago by ross barney architects

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Article source: ross barney architects

The Early Childcare Center West is the first childcare center built for the University of Chicago.  The Center is located on a developing edge of the medical campus, and shall serve the families of both the University and Medical Center.  On a University campus known for its combination of historic buildings and innovative  architecture, the clients and architects worked to develop a language for the child care facility that creates a playful environment that’s fits with the campus environment.

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  • Architects: ross barney architects
  • Project: Early Childcare Center West University of Chicago
  • Location: Chicago


  • LEED  Silver Certification Pending
  • Integrated, High performance building
  • Energy  efficient envelope
  • Daylighting and lighting control system
  • Water conservation strategies
  • Optimized Open space on dense, urban site
  • Children’s icon
  • Constructed below client budget
  • Designed with input from University Community
  • Secure child-care facility in an urban setting
  • Creates a child scaled place for learning

CTA Morgan Station in Chicago by ross barney architects

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: ross barney architects

A new Chicago Transit Authority Morgan Street Elevated Station presented a unique opportunity, in the historic Fulton Market District, to define the geographic center and the character of this industrial loft area that is transforming into a multi-faceted neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Kate Joyce Studios

  • Architects: ross barney architects
  • Project: CTA Morgan Station
  • Location: Chicago
  • Photography: Kate Joyce Studios
  • Cost: $35,257,000
  • Program: New elevated train station
  • Completion: 2012
  • Transportation Engineer: Transystems

Eco-Bridge in Chicago, Illinois, USA by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The two-mile bridge, a breakwater in the Monroe harbor, celebrates Chicago’s position as the greenest city in the United States. The bridge creates a grand new civic space, providing recreational opportunities and offering unparalleled views of the skyline from a central observation tower.

Image Courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture


Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago by HouseHaus

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Article source: HouseHaus

The existing urban context of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital complex consists of an accumulation of single standing buildings. Bertrand Goldberg’s innovative design of the Prentice Women’s Hospital stands as the most expressive solitary object within this context.

Image Courtesy HouseHaus

  • Architects: HouseHaus (Martin Klaeschen, Carl Ray Miller)
  • Project: Prentice Women’s Hospital
  • Location: Chicago, USA
  • Design Team: Jason Chernak (Renderings)


Cybernetic Assemblages in Chicago, Illinois by Nikita Troufanov

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Article source: Nikita Troufanov


The proposed Dance Center explores the idea of superimposition and cybernetic assemblages. By combining and overlaying organic, natural, smooth systems with machine-like, synthetic, rigid ones, a deeper experience of architectural space is achieved. Cyborg as an idea and image has informed much of the process where new nature, transformation and time are central themes. Through exploitation of cyborg vocabulary such as plug-ins, prosthetics, new skins and add-ons an architectural Cyborg is developed.

Image Courtesy Nikita Troufanov

  • Architects: Nikita Troufanov
  • Project: Cybernetic Assemblages
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Academic: IIT
  • Instructor: Steven Brubaker
  • Date: Spring 2012
  • Exhibited: Crown Hall, Annual Student Work Exhibition 2012
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino


Right Gin Chicago by Bluarch

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Article source: Bluarch

Located on the penthouse level of a commercial tower, this venue is a private bar/lounge/showroom for the liquor brand Right Gin. Similar venues were built in New York and Miami.

Image Courtesy Bluarch

  • Architects: Bluarch
  • Project: Right Gin Chicago
  • Location: Chicago


SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center in Chicago, USA by Studio Gang Architects

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Thinking of change as a liberating architectural opportunity rather than a limitation led to the original design of the SOS Lavezzorio Community Center. As the central hub of SOS Children’s Village Chicago, an organization in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood that serves foster care families, the building combines services for foster care and neighborhood families under one roof.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architect: Studio Gang Architects
  • Name of Project: SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center
  • Location: Chicago, USA
  • Owner: SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
  • Status: Completed 2008
  • Photos: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing
  • Awards: 2009 First Place, Architectural Excellence in Community Design Award, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; 2008 High Commendation, Civic Category, World Architecture Festival; 2008 Citation of Merit, Distinguished Building, AIA Chicago; 2008 Citation of Merit, Divine Detail, AIA Chicago; 2008 Best Building Award, Building Congress of Chicago


The kitchen for Transformers 3 movie in Chicago by MINIMAL

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Article source: MINIMAL

MINIMAL featured in Transformers 3 Movie: The Bad Guy`s Kitchen 

For Transformers 3, released on July 6th 2011, Marvel has chosen MINIMAL for the design of one of the main character’s kitchen

MINIMAL’s cutting edge design featuring a high tech sliding counter top is the perfect fit for Ryan’s contemporary kitchen inTransformers 3 – Dark of the Moon. With unique Italian sense of aesthetics and commitment to custom design, MINIMAL has tailored a kitchen space that perfectly portrays the character’s personality: provocative for its sensual lightness and intimidating for its clean lines.

Image Courtesy MINIMAL.

  • Architects:  MINIMAL
  • Project: The kitchen for Transformers 3 movie
  • Location: Chicago
  • Year : 2011
  • Model used : Glam SLT

Designed by Stefano Venier, the kitchen stems out as a full-relief sculpture in the middle of Ryan`s enviable apartment. The focal point of the room is the island, a unique example of technology, design and functionality.Through an electronic movement, the hand crafted Thermo Oak top can be either opened up to serve as an entertainment table or closed to hide the brushed stainless steel counter top, the soldered sink and the retractable faucet.

Image Courtesy MINIMAL.

In line with MINIMAL values, the kitchen combines the desire for harmonious proportions, sensual materials and precise craftsmanship. High-end appliances and a scrutinized layout provide efficiency while making this space an inviting center of the home. The kitchen shows how efficiency and comfort, beauty and function are always inseparable for MINIMAL, even when the inspiration is dictated by a subversive charisma.More than custom cabinets, MINIMAL has surpassed any level of personalization creating a dream bespoke space.

Image Courtesy MINIMAL.

MINIMAL shows how to set new standards worldwide, conquering the global market, invading other planets and transforming any kitchen conception.

 Technical characteristics:

Model used: GLAM Sliding Top

Doors: White Glossy lacquer, 22mm (3/4”) thick with 30° top edge

Sliding Counter: Thermo Oak with electronic movement (counter thickness 8cm = 3 1/8”)

Counters: Hand crafted brushed stainless steel, 3mm (1/8”) thick with soldered sinks and retractable faucet

Appliances: Miele

Hood: Custom by Minimal

Open Shelving: Thin stainless steel shelving system 6mm (1/4”) thick with Thermo oak back panels

Image Courtesy MINIMAL.

Nunnmps in Chicago, Illinois by cheungvogl

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Article source:  cheungvogl

Nunnmps – Brief Description

Nunnmps, Chicago is an information technology system development, security and service office. The site is located in South Chicago, bordering Lake Michigan.

The project consists of a 50,000 square meter design and research studio in addition to surrounding public open space and natural landscape. One third of the building encompasses the design and research studios and support areas. Since the studio projects are of a strategic nature and highly confidential, the building is lifted above ground, high above the crowns of trees, floating like clouds, overlooking the distant skyline. The remaining two thirds of the office space exist within its subterrain. It accommodates a reception area and a large open administration office with mushroom-like cores penetrating the ground to connect both parts of the Nunnmps.

Image Courtesy cheungvogl

  • Architects: cheungvogl
  • Project Name: Nunnmps
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, US
  • District: South Chicago
  • Use: Office
  • Site Area: 50,000 ㎡
  • Bldg. Area: 16,000 ㎡ (more…)
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