Bubeshko Apartments

Intensive archival and on-site research guided a restoration of this five-unit apartment building by architect Rudolph Schindler.

Returned to its original color scheme, this apartment closely approximates how Schindler's work appeared in the 1940s.

Wood and plywood surfaces were stained with Japan colors and rubbed with beeswax for a matte finish.

The interior restoration highlights Schindler's artful use of commonplace materials.

After more than 60 years of use, the apartments were worn but not irretrievably altered

The restored exterior with original sculptural screens by artist Gordon Newell.

Careful excavation of paint layers uncovered Schindler's original palette.

Schindler's original section drawings and a current section keyed to stain colors.

The project's floor plans.

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