The densely built fabric of the Chicago’s traditional residential homes often sacrifice privacy for light, or vis versa, in the name of economically efficient development. Wood House is an exercise in the balance of openness and privacy in this tight urban setting. Views and light are calibrated throughout to provide moments of comfort, introspection, and calmness. The second floor is washed with northern and eastern light, perfect for sleeping, while the third floor takes advantage of access to terraced outdoor space with views of the Chicago skyline. Wood House provides a specific level of solitude without rejecting the city it is so integrally built into.
5,800 square feet
Goldberg General Contracting
Coen + Partners, Landscape Architect
Goodfriend Magruder, Structural
Moshe Calamaro & Associates, Civil
AA Service Company, Mechanical
2018 AIA Chicago Divine Detail Award – Honor Award
2016 Copper Development Association Inc. North American Copper in Architecture Award
2015 AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Award – Honor Award
2014 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design American Architecture Award
2014 Residential Architect Design Award – Citation
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