Architecture Record, Zero Net Energy Home

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Share this Post Farr Associates designed what is now called one of the greenest houses in Chicago Conservation Starts at Home Meet Michael Yannell, a pharmacist who hired Farr Associates to design what is now called one of the greenest houses in Chicago. Inside and out, every detail has a green story.

ELLE-Decor, Design Solutions: Sustainably Chic

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Share this Post REMODEL + RENOVATE DESIGN SOLUTIONS: SUSTAINABLY CHIC A LEED platinum-certified home in Chicago is a showcase for stylish living Written by Fred A. Bernstein | Photographed by Tony Soluri | Produced By Susan Victoria ED: So it’s a kind of demonstration house? MY: I’m not saying every house should be like mine. I’m saying, look at my …

World-Architects Review, Mid-North Residence


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A State of the Art Modern Chicago Home


Share this Post “I felt like a chef,” says architectural designer Robyn Morgenstern Rosenblatt about the experience of designing her own home in Highland Park. “I likened the process to cooking: figuring out what ingredients I could find locally, what needed to be imported and what aspects we had to invent.” The “dish” Morgenstern Rosenblatt was concocting—a modernist assemblage of …

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 …

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


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


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


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


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


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

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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.