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The Real Chicago
If your only experience touring Chicago is from watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off, architect Brad Lynch has some insider tips for...
The Brick Weave House in Chicago
Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency.
Sustainable Living: Chicago’s First Certified Passive House
Take a tour through Chicago’s first passive house, built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC with the help of...
Top Design Cities 2019: Chicago
Artistic director of this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial, Yesomi Umolu is at the center of an energized design capital.
Chicago’s Green Mile
Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as “the greenest street in America,” a surprising...
Chicago’s Summer of Design
A massive exhibition and a new permanent design museum put the past, present, and future of the city’s design community in focus.
An Impressive 20-Foot Skylight Transforms a Jumbled Chicago Home
By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft...
A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...
Alluring Meets Affordable With These 5 Chicago Prefabs
Despite its compact urban setting, prefab homes are becoming increasingly favored in Chicago, Illinois.
A Former Chicago Mafia Haunt Reborn as a Hotel
In the art-filled River North neighborhood, this former Prohibition-era hotel is building a sense of...
A Chic Chicago Dispensary Rises Above Stoner Stereotypes
In the village of Oak Park next to Chicago’s West Side, Seven Point fights the stigma surrounding cannabis usage with high-end...
Clever Storage Solutions and a Shifted Layout Revive This 1950s Chicago Home
When Carly and Brad Moeller were searching for a new home in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Chicago, they came across a...
A Blackened Steel and Glass House Outside of Chicago Hits the Market for $825K
The home’s interiors echo the dense forest outside its massive windows.
Before & After: A Cavernous Chicago Loft Undergoes an Artistic Renovation
Vladimir Radutny Architects refines an industrial loft in Chicago, introducing a restrained palette with sculptural accents.
Emmanuel Pratt Is Using “Urban Acupuncture” to Reclaim Neglected Chicago Neighborhoods
The MacArthur fellow and cofounder of the Sweet Water Foundation speaks about “regenerative design” and reclaiming the community.
A Delivery Van–Turned–Mobile Classroom for Kids Hits the Streets of Chicago
Chicago Mobile Makers converts a USPS van into a roving “makerspace” for young people to learn new design skills.
A Chicago Renovation Taps Into its Attic to Almost Double its Square Footage
Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.
A New Chicago Bed-and-Breakfast Occupies a Former Publishing House
Aptly named The Publishing House, a just-opened bed-and-breakfast in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood avoids the kitsch of...
A Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home Near Chicago Hits the Market at $777K
Tucked away in a leafy Illinois suburb, this midcentury modern house that takes inspiration from America’s most famous architect...
Tour a New Residential High-Rise That's Uniquely "Chicago"
Landmark West Loop is a love letter to Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.