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  7. Flexhouse / Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

Flexhouse / Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

  • 01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Flexhouse / Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson
Flexhouse / Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson, © Ranquist Development Group
© Ranquist Development Group

© Ranquist Development Group © Ranquist Development Group © Ranquist Development Group © Ranquist Development Group + 12

Text description provided by the architects. This 8-unit townhouse development occupies a well located site in the emerging Logan Square neighborhood northwest of downtown Chicago, just two blocks from a major train station. The open floor plans and flexibility of the interiors reflect a sense of simplicity and respond to the needs of contemporary living. The exterior strategy uses fiber cement lap siding and large metal window projections in a composition that retains a sense of a coherent urban block while marking each home as unique.

© Ranquist Development Group
© Ranquist Development Group

Site

An 80’ X 166’ inner-city lot in the dense residential neighborhood of Logan Square.  The property is bordered by the street on the North and East, a multi-family building on the South, and an alley on the West.

© Ranquist Development Group
© Ranquist Development Group

Organization:

Flexhouse is a new type of home that is tuned to the “new normal” of the twenty-first century. The modest, energy efficient, open-plan designs allow for seamlessness between work, live and play.

© Ranquist Development Group
© Ranquist Development Group

Interiors

The three-story homes feature an open loft like first floor with central kitchen and large transparent opening to a generous backyard. The second level provides two bedrooms and a full bath, with a third floor master suite featuring an open bath. A key feature of the homes are an exposed concrete first floor with radiant heat which give the spaces terrific wintertime comfort and a raw visual effect.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Exteriors

The exteriors were conceived to be individual, but connected as an urban block rather than just a series of individual homes. Two-story, custom fabricated stainless steel window wrappers jog vertically from house to house to create a visual rhythm across the façade. The overall cladding is fiber cement plank of varying width which gives the overall surface a contemporary, yet familiar texture. An eccentric painting scheme adds a layer of uniqueness to the project.

© Ranquist Development Group
© Ranquist Development Group

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Cite: "Flexhouse / Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson" 10 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/495231/flexhouse-interface-studio-architects-sullivan-goulette-and-wilson/> ISSN 0719-8884