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Leavitt Residence / Miller Hull Partnership

  • 01:00 - 28 February, 2011
Leavitt Residence / Miller Hull Partnership
Leavitt Residence / Miller Hull Partnership, © Marty Peters
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    Fisher & Partners Structural Engineers
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    Ranquist Development
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From the architect. The Leavitt Residence is an extensive renovation of a 1920's mercantile building in the Chicago neighborhood of Bucktown. The 3-story existing structure consisted of heavy timber framing, with brick cladding at the exterior. An effort was made to respect the existing building while at the same time inserting dramatic new design gestures. The most significant insertion was to add an expansive window wall which extrudes upward and flows over the roof to create a highly transparent penthouse. The window wall provides connection to a private yard, a valuable asset in this dense urban setting.

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© Marty Peters

The second major undertaking in the building renovation was to replace the east façade which was determined unstable. The solution aims to replicate the rhythm of the existing columns while also announcing a modernist influence at the second level.

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© Marty Peters

Mirroring the triangular footprint of the building, a 3-story triangular shaped atrium is at the heart of the home, giving way to massive timber staircases surrounded by cedar and glass. The original beams and exposed brick juxtapose the modern Arclinea kitchen, echoing the same tension between old and new that's created by the steel and glass window wall addition.

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© Marty Peters
Cite: "Leavitt Residence / Miller Hull Partnership" 28 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/115403/leavitt-residence-miller-hull-partnership/>
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17 Comments

ahmad · April 02, 2011

hi im a studinet of arctecture and am going to do aresarech about this project but the problem i cant finde a elevations can somebody help me pleaseeeeee

David · October 28, 2011 03:26 AM

Have you tried contacting the Architect? They are usually quite helpful with providing photo's and plans for their projects.

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bovolo · March 01, 2011

La casa del día, hoy no podía ser de otro sitio que fuera Chicago http://bit.ly/hUzA6q /cc @Elreta

nv · March 01, 2011

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N Strieter · March 01, 2011

in OTR&WE i&#39m ok with preservation like this http://tinyurl.com/5rlcccr for specific buildings

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BenderGarcia · March 01, 2011

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TDA · February 28, 2011

Fantastic transformation! - thanks for adding the "before" shot.
Curios to see the budget for this one. Especially considering it was done in 07.

MPArch · February 28, 2011 08:54 PM

I didn't even see the "before" pic the first time around. Just saw it, and wow, what a nice project.. I'm a thesis student right now and I have a similar shaped building that I'm transforming, so this is a great precedent.. Now... Back to work.

MPArch · February 28, 2011

Beautiful project. Might I also add that there's like 3 or 4 stunning American projects on the Archdaily page one after another this morning, new editor? haha..

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