Before & After: An Atrium-Like Staircase Fills This Minimalist Chicago Duplex With Light

Before & After: An Atrium-Like Staircase Fills This Minimalist Chicago Duplex With Light

By Melissa Dalton
Carefully placed windows steep this crisp Chicago apartment in the texture of the city.

When architect Vladimir Radutny first saw this early 1900s, two-flat building in the Southport Corridor of Chicago, it wasn’t just worn out—there was hardly a straight plane in the place, and it suffered from a lack of natural light and a compressed scale.

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