HOUSING

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

[PROFESSOR XAVIER VENDRELL]

SITE: 1623 WEST DIVISION STREET, CHICAGO, IL

SPRING 2012

This project looks at the design of a housing prototype which yields three varying unit types. Within this volume, all units have access through the middle level. This access unlocks the activation of the corridor which brings the local residential community forward, while still maintaining the opportunity for individual spaces. The corridor remains a zone of access and gathering. Meanwhile, it meets moments of openings which creates an additional zone for larger local gatherings and cross views of the site.

Site

Located near the intersection of North Milwaukee Avenue, North Ashland Avenue and West Division Avenue in Wicker Park, Chicago.

Ground Level

Prototype

Three units of varying sizes have flexible spaces that open and activate the mid-level corridor.

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Flexible Interiors

Movable wall partitions give flexibility to each unit so that multiple rooms or large open spaces can be created.

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Growth Limits

Prototype growth in respond to height and horizontal distance restrictions.

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[North] Front Elevation

[West] Side Elevation

[Looking North] Section Elevation

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