With a deep triangular lot, created by an elevated railway and surface alley, the site challenges the conventional approach to the multi-family typology within the Chicago grid. The response is an extruded tube snapped in two, shifted and rejoined at an angle. Each tube is wrapped in a white modular rainscreen activated with punched openings that shift as they approach the ends. The modularity references the neighborhood’s masonry heritage, while the floating white mass intentionally contrasts with the surrounding. The framed ends are portals to the city, one visually from the city’s primary access ramp and the other physically from the street. Each is designated by the increased shift in the varied-glass window wall.
Entry for the 105 residences is by way of a linear lobby rendered in the same rainscreen and metal that express the portal above. At the residential floors the building’s angular form creates a variety of orientations and residential layouts. Within each, the raw precast concrete structure is played against more articulated elements and materials. A similar approach is employed with the shared lounge and fitness areas on the ninth floor. Roof terrace, dog park, and green roof fully occupy the project’s principle roof, with photovoltaics covering the penthouse.
To design in a manner that promotes and maximizes the conservation of natural materials, correlating to a certified building.
The building is Green Globes certified for Two Globes.
The building operates 10% or better below the Energy Code.
Photo-voltaic electric generation
• 0.4 Parking spaces per occupant
• Electric car charging stations
• 94 Walk Score rating
• Transit Oriented Development
• 315ft to CTA Train Station with CTA Tracker
• Green roof for precipitation management on site
• 25% regulated potable water reduction from baseline
85% of the project’s interior and exterior finishes and landscaping elements were sourced regionally, within a 500 mile radius of Chicago. Whenever possible, materials were selected for their recycled content and recyclability, and low volatile organic compound (VOC) content to help improve indoor air quality.
Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd.