Tiny Lounge

Brininstool + Lynch Architects: Tiny Lounge

Tiny Lounge

Chicago, Illinois

2008

After being displaced by the expansion of the CTA train station it was once nestled under, the Tiny Lounge was faced with relocating to a new space while maintaining the sensibility and atmosphere of its original home. Where possible, original booth seating was reused, while new design elements and technology where added to create a comfortable inviting space. Clean yet irregular in texture, millwork comprised of stacked plywood leverages a simple machine process for a handcrafted effect. The result is a contemporary space that evokes that of a time honored classic.

Project Type

Commercial

SIZE

2,000 square feet

CONTRACTOR

Flaherty Construction

PUBLICATIONS

Coleman, Cindy.  “Little Big Lounge.”  Chicago Architect, July/August 2009.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Christopher Barrett