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The defining characteristic of this house is its contextual responsiveness. While contemporary in expression, it relates to its location in Chicago's leafy Lincoln Square neighborhood. in a number of ways. Its scale aligns with the surrounding century-old houses.
Project name
Eastwood Residence
Architecture firm
Searl Lamaster Howe Architects
Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Photography
Cynthia Lynn
MB Architects: The benefits of twisting towers go beyond aesthetics though. This type of design can make a building more aerodynamic and energy efficient. The twisting tower reduces wind-load by 24% (compared to a similarly sized rectangular building).
Project name
Twisting Tower
Architecture firm
MB Architects
Location
Chicago, USA
Height
350 meters
The Chicago-based architecture practice Kwong Von Glinow led by Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow completes Ardmore House, a single-family home located on a typical Chicago block at the intersection of a residential street and an alleyway. 
Project name
Ardmore House
Architecture firm
Kwong Von Glinow
Location
1326 W. Ardmore Ave, Chicago IL 60660
Photography
James Florio Photography
The Istanbul-based architecture firm MB Architects has envisioned Chainstyle, a 400 meters skyscraper concept in Chicago, USA.
Project name
Chainstyle
Architecture firm
MB Architects
Location
Chicago, USA
Height
400 meters