Coffou Apartment

Located in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s landmark 860 Lake Shore Drive building, the design objective was to transform a three-bedroom apartment into a spacious one-bedroom while maintaining the Miesian detail and influence of the building envelope throughout the space. By removing interior bedroom partitions the apartment was opened to more natural light and panoramic views of the city. Translucent glass panels are used to divide the bedroom to further add dimension and natural light. Custom millwork and cabinets create an atmosphere of spaciousness while providing precise function, and redefine the interior core. Draperies provide both insulating and acoustical properties, as does the monolithic cork floor. The custom dining table is constructed of travertine marble, homage to the stone of the building’s lobby and plaza.


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Chicago, United States

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