Located in Chicago, this single family residence on Lake Shore Drive opens directly onto the parkway with unobstructed views of Lake Michigan.

The house takes its form from its site; the base of the residence is rendered as a solid mass, forming a plinth that grounds the house on its prominent corner location. The plinth is carved into and becomes more open towards the lake side of the house. An interlocking volume that rises from the plinth reinforces the opening toward the lake; as the volume springs from the plinth, a double-high aperture is created that provides an expansive view from the living room towards Lake Michigan.

T
he split-level plan creates spaces of various scales and experiences that share in the east view towards the park and lake.


acoustical - threshold acoustics; civil - jjt professional services, llc; construction - sylvester construction; interiors - kadlec architecture + design; rariden schumacher mio & co.; landscape - gardens by leslie; mep - ibc engineering; natural stone consultant - peter j gergel; structural - c.e. anderson & associates
photography - steve hall / hedrich blessing, daniel wicke

Lake Shore Drive

Year
2011
Type
house
Location
Chicago
Awards
AIA Distinguished Building, Honor Award
Project Category
Residential