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Urbanworks Featured in “50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards” Exhibit

By | April 8, 2016 | Architecture Foundation, Exhibits | No Comments

Chicago FuturesUrbanWorks is featured 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF). 50 architects and designers were invited to submit transformative design proposals. The exhibit, curated by URBANLAB and Reed Kroloff, focuses on innovative ways to improve the quality of life of Chicago residents over the next 50 years. UrbanWorks proposed a speculation for the 25th ward, which includes Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The plan envisions lasting change by reinvigorating its manufacturing community and enhancing its residential and educational community.

The exhibit is now open and located in the CAF’s Atrium Gallery at 224 S. Michigan Avenue.

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UrbanWorks Designs Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral Icon for the CAF

By | April 30, 2016 | Architecture Foundation, Exhibits | No Comments

Graphic IconIn celebration of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 50th Anniversary, UrbanWorks partnered with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and Thirst to develop an icon representative of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral. UrbanWorks joined other local architecture firms to design graphic icons for 50 of the most significant Chicago buildings, parks and events together.

The Chicago Architecture “Periodic Table” Icon Poster is available for purchase at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

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UrbanWorks Concept Featured in AIA Chicago Tiny Homes Exhibition

By | June 1, 2016 | Architecture Foundation, Exhibits, Projects | No Comments

The UrbanWorks concept ORIGAMICS was featured in the AIA Chicago Small Projects exhibition at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago, Illinois. UrbanWorks examined Origamics as a new paradigm, exploring the mathematical theory behind folding and the resulting algorithms those folds create. Structural folding planes respond to the physical and environmental needs of the residents creating a spatially engaging atmosphere that offers dynamism. The UrbanWorks design competition team members were Jose Esquinca, Tim Wang, Tej Varpe, Ameera Ashraf O’ Neil, Maria Pellot, and Patricia & Robert Natke.

The international design competition launched in November 2015 solicited speculative design proposals that would provide housing for Chicago’s youth experiencing homelessness. It was organized by AIA Chicago, the AIA Chicago Foundation, Landon Bone Baker, Windy City Times, Pride Action Tank and funded by the Alphawood Foundation.

UrbanWorks is Shortlisted in ChiDesign Competition

By | October 9, 2015 | 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Architecture Foundation, Awards, Exhibits | No Comments

CHI ICE aerial winter 05The UrbanWorks concept ICE CADE is shortlisted in the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) design competition ChiDesign – an international ideas competition. The concept includes the new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces of the CAF; a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH); a design and allied arts high school; and flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs. The ICE CADE building is an homage to an ice sculpture rising from an urban street. All ChiDesign entries are on display at the CAF Atrium Gallery.

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