Blue and yellow fins wrap sculptural academic building in Chicago by JGMA

August 28, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

Canted walls covered in colourful louvres define this urban building for Northeastern Illinois University by architecture firm JGMA, which sits next to a major highway. The El Centro facility is part of an urban satellite campus established by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) to help serve the Latino community. Occupying a former industrial site in Chicago’s Avondale

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Helmut Jahn’s 1000M skyscraper poised to rise in Chicago

August 10, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

New renderings have been released of American-German architect Helmut Jahn’s tower for Chicago’s South Loop, as preparations for construction begin and sales of its luxury condominiums get ready to open. Due to imminently rise from a vacant lot at 1000 South Michigan Avenue, the residential skyscraper dubbed 1000M will reach 832 feet (254 metres) once

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Brutalist library in Chicago gets interior update by Woodhouse Tinucci

July 10, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

US firm Woodhouse Tinucci Architects has spruced up reading room in the University of Chicago’s Joseph Regenstein Library, a 1970s building originally designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Totalling 18,000 square feet (1,672 square metres), the project entailed transforming a ground-level reading room of the brutalist library into a space more suitable for group meetings

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple was the “first expression” of modern architecture

June 12, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

We’re continuing our look back at Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important projects, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth last week. Next is Unity Temple, the Prairie-style concrete church that he considered to be his first contribution to modern architecture. Wright designed Unity Temple in 1905 for the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Oak Park Unity Church, which

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple was the “first expression” of modern architecture

June 12, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

We’re continuing our look back at Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important projects, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth last week. Next is Unity Temple, the Prairie-style concrete church that he considered to be his first contribution to modern architecture. Wright designed Unity Temple in 1905 for the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Oak Park Unity Church, which

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House was his most “consummate expression” of Prairie style

June 5, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

This week marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth and to celebrate we’re looking back at five of the American architect’s most pioneering projects. First up is Robie House, now recognised as a symbol of the Prairie style. Frank Lloyd Wright completed Robie House in Chicago in 1910, seventeen years after establishing his practice and towards

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Obama Presidential Library concept design unveiled in Chicago

May 3, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

The first images and models of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects’ plans for the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago have been revealed. Former US president Barack Obama and wife Michelle presented the concept design and site plan for the library set for the city’s Jackson Park at an event earlier today. The proposal includes a

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Riverside office tower in Chicago by Goettsch Partners rises from sharply tapered base

April 25, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

US firm Goettsch Partners has completed a glass skyscraper with a compact footprint, which responds to its placement next to active train tracks and the Chicago River. Called 150 North Riverside, the commercial tower is located on a prominent waterfront site in the city’s West Loop. Rising 54 storeys, the glass-faced skyscraper sharply tapers inward

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