An historically significant piece of corporate Chicago architecture at the edge of the city center is converted into condominiums and this unit is carved out of its 18th floor. The building provided one wall of floor to ceiling glass with dramatic southern views of the city. The entire apartment gets turned towards the views accentuating the presence of the city, by avoiding any contact between the interior demising walls and the exterior curtain wall and moving the main circulation along it. Interior partitions dematerialize to become frosted glass panels that carry natural light further into the core of the apartment. Ebonized wood floor throughout the living space and white marbles in more private places define areas and provide graphic contrast. Playful wall colors combined whit stark whites, the green cast of the frosted glass panels and a careful combination of classic modernist furnishings, Italian design and custom millwork, further define the space and give it a sober elegance.
Total project area: 1,900 sf.
Completion year: 2007.