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To best optimize view and sun while maintaining the street wall, this mixed-use project was developed as two residential slabs set against the street and highway. The resultant corner not only identifies the building’s entry but, viewed from the highway below, entry to the City.

Clear and translucent glazing combined with architectural metal and concrete articulate the lobby and retail functions while masking the garage and building services within the three story base. Above, an exterior level provides for private and shared activities composed in water, stone, vegetation, and wood.

The overlooking residences are developed with full height glass and projected balconies to heighten their experience, while street side residences have floating spandrels and inset terraces to mediate their exposure. Similar materials, forms and detail continue the architecture into the building interior.


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Chicago, United States

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