Chicago, Illinois / United States of America
This 8-unit townhouse development occupies a well-located site in the emerging Logan Square neighborhood northwest of downtown Chicago. The open floor plans and flexibility of the interiors reflect a sense of simplicity and respond to the needs of contemporary living. Flexhouse is a new type of home that is tuned to the "new normal" of the twenty-first century. The modest, energy efficient, open-plan designs allow for seamlessness between work, live and play.
The three-story homes feature an open first floor with central kitchen that opens onto a generous backyard. The second level provides two bedrooms and a full bath, and the third floor master suite features an open bath. All homes have an exposed concrete first floor with radiant heat which give the spaces wintertime comfort and a raw visual effect.
The exteriors were conceived to be individual, but connected as an urban block rather than just a series of individual homes. Two-story, custom fabricated stainless steel window wrappers jog vertically from house to house to create a visual rhythm across the façade. The overall cladding is fiber cement plank of varying width and an eccentric painting scheme, which gives the overall surface a contemporary, yet familiar texture.
Architect of record
Sullivan Goulette & Wilson
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Phone: (312) 988-7412
Fax: (312) 988-7409
Interface Studio Architects
1400 North American Street, #301
Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
John James Construction, Inc.
1215 Washington Avenue, Suite 100
Wilmette, IL 60091, USA
SP Engineers, Ltd
134 N. LaSalle, Suite 1930
Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Darris Lee Harris
Darris Lee Harris Photography