Archive for March, 2015

Arch Daily: 6 Ways to Repurpose the Chicago Spire “Hole”

March 29th, 2015

With Santiago Calatrava’s unfulfilled Chicago Spire amounting to just a (costly) depression along the Chicago River, what was to be the second-tallest building in the world certainly has not established the legacy it intended. However, following the site’s relinquishment to local developers Related Midwest, it may yet have a meaningful impact on its community. Six Chicago-based firms of various disciplines have developed designs to make use of the “hole” by injecting a public program into the abandoned site…

Press | Posted by Carolyn Chapple

Curbed Chicago: A Perfect Home for Outdoor Entertaining

March 23rd, 2015

By AJ LaTrace / Photos Ingrid Bonne

Many buyers purchase a home with the intentions of one day giving it a full makeover, but sometimes life just gets in the way and the big renovation gets put on hold. After being in their home for several years and having a child on the way, Wicker Park residents Brendan and Heather decided that they were ready to transform their old brick house into their contemporary dream home. Two and a half years ago, the couple tapped SPACE Architects + Planners for the design work, and nearly rebuilt the home from scratch. Keeping a growing family in mind, the couple wanted to be sure that their home would be bright, airy and kid friendly. It’s also perfect for outdoor entertaining as the kitchen opens up to the back patio, making for a home that really makes Chicago summers that much more enjoyable…

Press | Posted by Carolyn Chapple