Big List: Here’s What’s New For Open House Chicago 2018
Sep11

Big List: Here’s What’s New For Open House Chicago 2018

Chicago’s architecture festival is back for another season, and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year there will be 250 places and spaces that you can visit for free during Open House Chicago, including 50 new locations. OHC will happen October 13th and 14th.  It’s free to the public.  But a few places require you to RSVP online.  And if you’re a member of the Chicago Architecture Foundation you get to...

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Chicago Kids Asked to Design Neighborhood Micro-Libraries
Sep07

Chicago Kids Asked to Design Neighborhood Micro-Libraries

Registration recently opened for a design competition for Chicago high school students interested in architecture.  Students are asked to come up with a design for a public library that also functions as a public gathering space. The challenge is that the library has to be small in size, but big on amenities.  Small means cheap, and the goal is to come up with a scheme that can be deployed in small spaces around the city.  The...

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Biennial Draws A Half Million Visitors, Will Return In 2017
Jan07

Biennial Draws A Half Million Visitors, Will Return In 2017

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is gone but not forgotten. Last Sunday, the event closed after three months. It attracted 530,551 visitors, according to Biennial planners. Those architecture fans visited the Chicago Cultural Center, Rebuild Foundation’s Stony Island Arts Bank, Graham Foundation, SC Johnson’s tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed campus, and the lakefront kiosk pavilions on Chase Promenade in Millennium Park)....

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Clubby, Pubby Atmosphere Greets Visitors To Sky-Line Club
Oct29

Clubby, Pubby Atmosphere Greets Visitors To Sky-Line Club

There’s something about rich woodwork interior that just feels clubby. It’s fitting, then, that the 24th floor of the Old Republic Building is home to the Sky-Line Club. This warm, cozy space was one of the many fascinating looks at old Chicago available for viewing during the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 2015 Open House Chicago. The Sky-Line Club is one of the oldest private clubs in Chicago. It boasts a wainscoted lobby, a...

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