Brick-Weave House / Studio Gang Architects

  • 01:00 - 28 June, 2010
Brick-Weave House / Studio Gang Architects, © Hedrich Blessing
© Hedrich Blessing
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicago, IL, USA
  • Size

    3,250 sf
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

  • Manufacturers

    Ann Sacks, Arcadia, Bega, Belfer, Benjamin Moore, Cornell Iron Works, Endicott Clay Products, Halo, Hansgrohe, Hohmann & Barnard, KWC, Kohler, SelKirk Specialty Wood, Velux

© Hedrich Blessing +4

From the architect. The “Brick-Weave” House sits on the footprint of a century-old stable in Chicago’s West Side. With a modest budget, the owners hoped to salvage the entire building until hidden fire damage was uncovered. Strategically cutting away damage and weaving in new construction allowed 30% of the original structure to be reused. Front walls and roof were removed, creating a garden surrounded by a porous “brick-weave” screen that demonstrates a sensibility in the use of traditional materials in new and surprising ways.

Variation in ceiling heights and floor levels weaves together the two-story garden at the front of the house with the single-story volume at the back through a cascading section.

The screen animates the garden and interior with dappled sunlight, establishing a visual connection to and from the street. Rectangular voids in the screen throw hexagonal patterns of light inside. At night, the pattern reverses: the screen becomes a lantern.

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