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New Campus Center in Chicago, Illinois by Zaha Hadid Architects

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Architecture’s re-interpretation of modernity; integrating and articulating new levels of organisation complexity. A vibrant interface between residential functions and academic institutions. Through the placement of a ‘nexus’, the Centre becomes a catalyst for cross-disciplinary activity between departments, forging a stronger collective institutional identity for ITT as a whole.


  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: New Campus Center
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Client: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Status: Built


The Great Pier (Chicago Navy Pier) in Illinois by !melk landscape architecture and urban design

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: !melk landscape architecture and urban design

Great Pier of the Great Lakes

Chicago is known for its penchant to “make no little plans” as Daniel Burnham memorably pronounced over a century ago.  And so today, Chicago’s most popular attraction, Navy Pier is revisiting Burnham’s legacy as it reimagines its potential as a world class cultural destination.  To help realize Navy Pier’s ambitious design goals, a team led by !melk, UrbanLab and HOK has proposed a series of dramatic ideas to reconceptualize Chicago’s preeminent exclamation point extending from the Great Lakes to the world.


Gateway plaza aerial view


Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA) in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Article source: JGMA

The Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy High School (IHSCA) is a charter high school founded by Instituto del Progreso Latino (IDPL) in 2008. This state-of-the-art facility opened in September 2011, and is heralded to pave the way for the next generation of doctors, nurses, informatics professionals and bio-technicians.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy JGMA)

  • Architect: JGMA
  • Name of Project: Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA)
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Completion Date: September 2011
  • Owner: Instituto del Progreso Latino (IPL)
  • Design Team: Juan Gabriel Moreno, Cosmin Vrajitoru, Jason Nuttelman, John Rausch, David Ruffing, Linda Chavez, Michael Cady
  • Design Builder: McShane Construction
  • Project Area: 100,000 sf
  • Photographs and Drawings: Courtesy of JGMA


UNO Elementary School Soccer Academy in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: JGMA

Opened in September 2011, this is the first link of a soccer-focused master plan developed by United Neighborhood Organization (UNO). The innovative design and school program take on a new and progressive approach to education.

Overall view looking Northeast towards the main entry

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: UNO Elementary School Soccer Academy
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Completion Date: September 2011
  • Owner:United Neighborhood Organization (UNO)
  • Design Team: Juan Gabriel Moreno, Cosmin Vrajitoru, Jason Nuttelman, John Rausch, David Ruffing, Linda Chavez, Michael Cady


Unseen Current in Chicago, Illinois by Ball-Nogues Studio

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

How do we build something that modulates space and changes the circulation path of an existing architectural environment by using almost no material?  What does it mean to fill space with volume that is on the threshold of absence?

Images Courtesy Michelle Litvin

  • Architect: Ball-Nogues Studio
  • Name of Project: Unseen Current
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Completed: 2008
  • Photographer: Michelle Litvin and Ball-Nogues Studio


Coupet Enclosure in Chicago, Illinois by Studio IDE

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Article source: Studio IDE

This project mandated the division of an awkwardly-configured bedroom into two distinct sleeping quarters.  Because of the open character of the loft space and the existing tall ceilings, we approached the solution with the understanding that the new configuration would ultimately result in relatively small yet tall spaces.   In light of this, we chose to bring down one’s visual perception of the spaces and created a separation which allowed for one dedicated (existing) window within each of the new rooms.

View Towards the Bedroom Entry

  • Architects: Studio IDE
  • Project: Coupet Enclosure
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Design Team: Vladimir Radutny, Paul Tebben, Joe Signorelli, Lorena Darquea Schettini
  • Contractor: Harder Brothers Inc.
  • Project Area: 275 sq.ft.
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: STUDIO IDE


Urban Food Production in Chicago, Illinois by Atelier Zündel & Cristea

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Zündel & Cristea


The socio-cultural development of the past century has compromised the notion of “progress”. Deforestation, topsoil depletion, excesses of industrial and financial globalisation, biodiversity loss and incessant pressures of population growth on the planet’s limited resources have placed the human being in a condition of rupture with his ecological role as species.


Images Courtesy Atelier Zündel Cristea

  • Architect: Atelier Zündel & Cristea
  • Name of Project: Urban Food Production
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Competition: 2010
  • Client: Terreform
  • Consultants: Batiserf
  • Project: Parkings, food production, dwellings…
  • Photo credit: Atelier Zündel Cristea


Poetry Foundation in Chicago, Illinois by John Ronan Architects

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Article source: John Ronan Architects

The Poetry Foundation is comprised of a building in dialogue with a garden created through erosion of an implied volume as described by the L-shaped property boundary. The garden interlocks with the building and is conceived as another “room,” part of the building’s slowly-unfolding spatial sequence revealed space by space, not unlike a poem is revealed line by line.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy © Steve Hall and © Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architect: John Ronan Architects
  • Name of Project: Poetry Foundation
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Owner: Poetry Foundation
  • Photo Credit: © Steve Hall and © Hedrich Blessing


Planted Environment in Chicago, Illinois by STUDIO IDE

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Article source: STUDIO IDE

Designed by Vladimir Radutny and Paul Tebben of STUDIO IDE, this ground level space inscribes the functions of living, entertaining and yoga into a traditional three story suburban home.  The Clients, having lived and traveled in the eastern world, aspired to transplant the character of Southeast Asian living into their existing home.  Rather than forcing the marriage between these two dissimilar architectural languages, the choice to disconnect each from the other created a world within a world.

Building the Wall (Images Courtesy STUDIO IDE)

  • Architect: STUDIO IDE
  • Project Name: Planted Environment
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Design Team: Vladimir Radutny, Paul Tebben, Joe Signorelli
  • Construction: Harder Brothers Inc.
  • Project Area: 1500 sq.ft.
  • Project Year: 2009-2010
  • Photographs: Nathan Kirkman Photography and STUDIO IDE
  • Software used: AutoCAD and 3dS Max as well as traditional design tools of model making and sketches.


Algae Green Loop in Chicago, Illinois by Influx Studio

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Article source: Influx Studio

While the world is looking for alternatives to fossil fuels, Algae is an unlimited source of energy, food, and most important, a remarkable natural CO2 absorber. Every industrial energy system inscribes its technological order into the urban fabric. Therefore, what shall be the shape and the fingerprint of the next ZERO CARBON economy in the big cities? So, which spatial implications shall have Algae’s new technologies, and which potentials integrations could be imagine for Algae bio reactors in central urban areas? Re-use is by far the most sustainable option: that’s why the key issue is how anticipate Algae’s green future in the core of the major cities, transforming existing building,  there where most of people live and where emissions of CO2 are the most important.


  • Architects: Influx Studio
  • Project: Algae Green Loop
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois


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