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.
Searl Lamaster Howe Architects
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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).
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.
Kwong Von Glinow
1326 W. Ardmore Ave, Chicago IL 60660
James Florio Photography
The Istanbul-based architecture firm MB Architects has envisioned Chainstyle, a 400 meters skyscraper concept in Chicago, USA.