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Urban Sandbox / Miller Hull Partnership

  • 01:00 - 21 December, 2010
Urban Sandbox / Miller Hull Partnership
Urban Sandbox / Miller Hull Partnership, © Marty Peters
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From the architect. This 8 unit, 20,000 sf mixed use condominium project is located in the vibrant Bucktown district of Chicago. The project is the final phase of a full-block development, Urban Sandbox. The condominium units are a mix of 2 bedroom flats and 3 bedroom lofts. Penthouse units have roof access. A large commercial space fronts Wolcott Avenue and parking is accessed from the alley.

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One of the primary objectives on this project was to provide a high degree of transparency and a strong connection to the urban fabric without compromising a sense of privacy from the public street. LAYERING became the guiding concept and the deep south-facing decks above the street provide enough setback so that floor to ceiling glass doesn’t leave the occupant feeling exposed.

The project therefore, was conceived as a box overlaid with a steel and glass frame. Outdoor rooms bridge between the box and the frames, enlivening the façade. Frames define and render images. Frames by their nature create singular space- the place is interpreted by both the audience in the street and the building occupant (actor) within the frame. A COLLECTION OF FRAMES then reveals a multitude of interpretations.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Urban Sandbox / Miller Hull Partnership" 21 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/97286/urban-sandbox-ranquist-development/>
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Arquipablo · December 22, 2010

great...!

æon · December 21, 2010

From the facade I like the contrast between what is solid wall and the steel structure.

Holcim Awards US · December 21, 2010

This is a great project that seems to address it's context in a unique and subtle way. It is simple and elegant and understated to the point of beauty. Well done
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