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Issa House, Chicago, United States 
Monday 28 Dec 2009
 
3 sides to every storey... 
 
Perimeter Architects 
 
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28/05/10 Cindy, New York
A magnificent splash of architecture amidst traditional Chicago fare. A unique lot with an amazingly creative use of space while pushing the design envelope!
09/03/10 blakeart, chicago
This is pretty amazing... lt looks very majestic. Urban Chicago has a more bland palate of styles that fit into the "shotgun" property layouts... you set a great example of standing out yet still blending into a limiting and challenging environment...! I'll have to check this out myself.

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09/03/10 blakeart, chicago
This is pretty amazing... lt looks very majestic. Urban Chicago has a more bland palate of styles that fit into the "shotgun" property layouts... you set a great example of standing out yet still blending into a limiting and challenging environment...! I'll have to check this out myself.
15/01/10 Sam Lee, Los Angeles
Incredible use of space (or lack of space)! Great job - I cannot wait to see this on my architectural tour of Chicago.
07/01/10 juan moreno, chicago
a welcome addition to chicago...this city needs more projects like yours!
 

Award Entry

Located in Chicago, Perimeter Architect’s Issa House responds well to its unique lot shape and urban typologies 

The house designed for a photographer, an architect and their growing family is a feat in multi-tasking; this 2,200 sq ft house sits on a mere 1,950 sq ft triangular lot which diminishes to a 6 ft width in the rear and yet manages to produce a light filled single family residence with a photography studio, architect’s office, child’s play loft and carport while maintains client’s desire for outdoor space in a dense urban neighbourhood.

The house ultimately takes form responding to strict zoning requirements as a design catalyst; seen as a volume which has been carved away from below the remaining form manages client’s programmatic requirements of live, work, entry, light, shade, play, and garden. A cement board panel rain screen system successfully alters light and depth of surface over the course of the day through the design of a coated anodised metal flashing detail which extends 3/8 of an inch from the cement board face. Bound by commercial use to the south and residential zoning to the north the house manages to respond to its unique lot shape and urban typologies through subtle transformations of form, material, and interior spatial relationships.

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Perimeter Architects
www.perimeterarchitects.com
 
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