Architecture, February 1995

Architecture, February 1995

 

 

The renovation of derelict brownstones and brick houses in Chicago’s Lincoln Park in the 1970s transformed the historic neighborhood into a posh urban enclave. The subsequent increase in property values, however, left the next wave of urban pioneers looking for new areas of the city to rejuvenate. One such district is Bucktown, an area northwest of downtown Chicago. Its low-cost houses, factory lofts, and empty lots are now attracting local architects such as Brininstool + Lynch, who designed a new house on a thin rectangular lot, measuring 24 feet wide by 120 feet long.

- Raul A. Barreneche, Architecture