McKinley Park Studio / 34-TEN

McKinley Park Studio / 34-TEN

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McKinley Park Studio / 34-TEN - Exterior Photography, Door, Brick, Windows, Facade, Concrete
© James John Jetel Photography

Text description provided by the architects. A Chicago photographer approached 34-TEN with a problem they needed help solving: the careful conversion of an existing 4,700 square foot bow truss warehouse into a professional photography studio. The renovated building needed to house staff offices, a client lounge, ample storage, and a large open space that could accommodate motion and still photography used in advertising.

McKinley Park Studio / 34-TEN - Exterior Photography, Facade
© James John Jetel Photography

34-TEN’s primary solution was to divide the space into two distinct zones—a client services zone and a photography zone. The two zones are separated by a 400 square foot mezzanine which allows clients to observe photography shoots from above while also providing storage of props below. The existing masonry wall at the north wall of the photography space was removed to allow for the installation of a polycarbonate daylighting system which provides diffuse and even lights throughout the day.

McKinley Park Studio / 34-TEN - Interior Photography, Kitchen
© James John Jetel Photography
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© James John Jetel Photography

Simple decisions such as reutilizing existing masonry window and garage door openings allowed the owner to focus resources on new infrastructure such as heating and cooling systems, which had not been updated in the building’s 80-year history. Now the converted warehouse building is a bustling creative business, satisfying the client’s professional needs and contributing to the revitalization of the McKinley Park neighborhood.

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© James John Jetel Photography

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Cite: "McKinley Park Studio / 34-TEN" 28 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/969174/mckinley-park-studio-34-ten> ISSN 0719-8884

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