Chicago Bungalow Awards Honor COVID Creativity

While some of us wasted the anthropause binge-watching period dramas on TV, some of our neighbors were busy winning prizes and making the rest of us look as lazy as we actually are.

The annual Chicago Bungalow Awards are out, honoring people who demonstrate their love of one of Chicago’s favorite architecture styles in physical ways.

If you’re new to Chicago, a “bungalow” is like a regular low, only with more bunga.

This year there was a new category: The COVID Creativity Awards.

Among the winners are Alex Dunham and Jennifer Bakija, who built a tiki lounge in their basement all by themselves. 

Alex Dunham and Jennifer Bakija's award-winning basement tiki bar. (Courtesy of the Chicago Bungalow Association)
Alex Dunham and Jennifer Bakija’s award-winning basement tiki bar. (Courtesy of the Chicago Bungalow Association)

Also making the grade are Chris Gordan and Carolina Gomez who turned their detached garage into a social hub with design concessions for the Era of COVID.

Chris Gordan and Carolina Gomez's garage-turned-COVID-safe social hub (Courtesy of the Chicago Bungalow Association)
Chris Gordan and Carolina Gomez’s garage-turned-COVID-safe social hub (Courtesy of the Chicago Bungalow Association)

The Bungalow Awards are presented by the Chicago Bungalow Association, naturally.  You can see all of the winners by following this link.

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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