Flexhouse / Interface Studio Architects

Flexhouse / interface studio architects

Designed by Interface Studio Architects, Flexhouse is a new type of home that is tuned to the “new normal” of the twenty-first century.

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.

Flexhouse / interface studio architects

Challenges
– structural expression
– open plan main living area and secluded private living spaces
– maximization of natural light

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.

Flexhouse / interface studio architects

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.

Flexhouse / interface studio architects

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.

Project Details:
Location: Logan Square, Chicago, USA
Type: Residential – Housing
Developer: Ranquist Development Group / Zev Group
Design Architect: Interface Studio Architects – www.interface-studio.com
Project Architect: Sullivan Goulette & Wilson – www.sgwarch.com

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