Geofoam blocks are often stuffed inside the earth to create artificial landscape mounds and parklands without the added weight that comes with soil. We made a pile of foam into hills and towers inside without the dirt for the event pavilion of the 2015 Biennial of the Americas in Denver, Colorado. (w/ Independent Architecture)
The idea here was to make a set of tables with a really very nice material (we used translucent mint corian) in the dumbest cheap way we could. So we just made some flat pack round tables. One is a little smaller and taller than the other lower wider one.
Full interior and exterior renovation of a 4-unit apartment building in McKinley Park from 1894. In-Progress.
A renovation combining two apartments in Hyde Park's tallest residential tower. The building names its unit types after famous Chicago architects. We combined an 'Adler' and a 'Mies van der Rohe' apartment together. We call this new type - the Jahn.
Two barns that existed in the world for only 6 hours of time. They were raised for the Music for Animals festival as part of the events of the 2013 Biennial of the Americas in Denver, Colorado. The evening featured a performance by Nick Cave, and opera for dogs, and a video work by Liliana Porter. (w/ Independent Architecture)
Single family home in Chicago for a family of 6. In-Progress.
The english department at UIC needed a space to read and hang out and talk and be quiet in. So we made kind of a big table.
Small installation of two processional gateways to the performing arts area of the Wicker Park street festival for 2013.
This is a proposal for a cultural center and community workshop and theater in Afghanistan. The interior plan has no corners, allowing for privacy without walls and openess without doors.
Thoughts on a library for President Obama.
A proposal for a civic plaza in Indianapolis. (w/ Independent Architecture)
A proposal for a center of Hungarian music.
A port center and passenger terminal for a small island of Taiwan.
Redevelopment of the historic center of Belgrod, Russia to provide a number of short term business lease apartments and ground level retail and commercial space. We made a mess.
A collection of smaller care buildings composing an adult daycare facility.
A library for Helsinki with stripes of reflective glass between structural concrete. The project has a gummy shape.
An Opera house in Buson.
A very wiggly proposal for a museum of regional pre-history in Korea. This project won 2nd prize in the design competition.
A triathlon store and swim tank and training center and community center and magazine offices and bike shop.
A sensory deprivation tank center in Arlington Heights, Illinois that has since closed.