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  • A Modern Urban Bucktown Home with Tranquil Courtyard

    A Modern Urban Bucktown Home with Tranquil Courtyard

    Share this Post This house in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood is both a celebration of the city and a tranquil escape. The brainchild of residential designer Brad Lynch, the modern urban abode boasts materials such as brick, copper and steel, all of which embody the area’s light industrial past and mixture of commercial and residential properties. The interiors, however, are a ...
  • NPR WBEZ- Restoring Sullivan

    NPR WBEZ- Restoring Sullivan

  • Building Design + Construction – Architecture Awards 2016

    Building Design + Construction – Architecture Awards 2016

    Share this Post The NACIA awards program, organized by the Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), recognizes building projects in the United States and Canada for their outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys. The program is now in its ninth year. “Copper has been used architecturally for centuries, but every year ...
  • Luxe Interiors & Design, Burling Residence

    Luxe Interiors & Design, Burling Residence

    Share this Post The house was a 1970s throwback,” says interior designer Tracy Hickman of her clients’ modernist Chicago abode. When the young couple decided to completely renovate their home—originally built in ’79—they instructed their design team, which also included architect Kevin Toukoumidis and home builder Jeffrey Berry, to embrace its contemporary lines while creating a cozy vibe that would ...
  • Copper Development Association – National Award 2016

    Copper Development Association – National Award 2016

    Share this Post Designing this Chicago residence was an exercise in creating a sense of privacy within an urban neighborhood, while providing an abundance of open, bright space. The first thing to catch the eye when approaching the house is a copper screen draped over the east-facing windows. The house is organized in an L shape, and the copper screen ...
  • AIA Chicago – Small Projects Award 2016

    AIA Chicago – Small Projects Award 2016

    Share this Post This modernist brick home built in 1979 stands in playful contrast to its neighboring historic row homes. The new owners, a young couple with a growing family, wanted a total renovation with an open the floor plan filled with natural light, as well as a new third floor addition with a master suite, spa-like bathroom, media room ...
  • Brick Architecture – Wood House, Northside Residence

    Brick Architecture – Wood House, Northside Residence

    Designing this Chicago residence was an exercise in creating privacy within an urban neighborhood while providing an abundance of open, bright space. Share this Post The first floor is defined by clear views from the landscape in front to the courtyard at back. The second floor has private spaces with northern and eastern light, appropriate for comfortable sleeping spaces. The ...
  • At Home With the Wildlife of Industrial Chicago

    At Home With the Wildlife of Industrial Chicago

    Share this Post When the couple moved to the area 20 years ago, it was still “very transitional.” Their neighbors included a coffee-roasting plant and metal-plating companies. The concrete-block house was an industrial structure, too, designed in 1983 by the modernist architect Harry Weese in collaboration with his daughter Marcia Weese and her husband, Dan Yarbrough, a sculptor, for use ...
  • Chicago Athenaeum Museum – American Architecture Award 2015

    Chicago Athenaeum Museum – American Architecture Award 2015

    Share this Post Lynch used a limited palette of materials in his design for the 7,900-square-foot courtyard house, a design that combines industrial-sized spaces with the refined details of a bespoke home. Brick facades behind a Cor-Ten fence give way to a warm wood-lined interiors, while gentile pavers and ground-level glazing connect inhabitants to a landscaped central courtyard.
  • Chicago Athenaeum Museum, American Architecture Awards

    Chicago Athenaeum Museum, American Architecture Awards

    Share this Post Project Description Brad Lynch of Chicago-based Brininstool + Lynch convinced his client that a new custom home would suit his needs better than the adapted warehouse he wanted with a tried and true method of architectural persuasion: the napkin sketch. Lynch used a limited palette of materials in his design for the 7,900-square-foot courtyard house, a design ...

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