ART + ARCHITECTURE
SHARE A DEEP CONNECTION
We believe in the power of art.
Although we are an architecture firm, we all enjoy participating in the arts, whether it's drawing, making music, printmaking, or animation. Art is a way to express one's self, and oftentimes that means we are sharing our culture, views, struggles, and stories with others.
We try to incorporate the arts into our work as much as possible. Hand drawing and sketching are regular practices in the firm. We work with street artists to create murals and paintings that work with our designed structures. Appreciating and collaborating with local artisans is very important to us.
Junction Grove is a project that is currently under construction in Englewood. This project is a live+work space for artists. The first floor contains a large flex space that can be used for gallery shows, meetings, lectures, and other community events.
The second and third floors contain residential units that foster creativity and collaboration. These units are designed with artists in mind - they have their studio/work space at the front of the building, facing the street. These work spaces are stacked and connected via the main staircase, which allows artists from all floors to easily connect with one another if desired.
The bedrooms are located towards the back of the building in the more private, closed-off section of the units.
The back staircase takes the residents to the rooftop which is oriented and designed around the view of downtown Chicago, providing inspiration.