contemporaine, chicago

Perkins Will’s Ralph Johnson, FAIA (opposite), used glazed garage walls to integrate parking into Contemporaine’s overall design. Cantilevered balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows give each unit glorious views.

Cantilevered balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows give each unit glorious views.

Varied building volumes echo the diverse character of the surrounding neighborhood. Inside (below), rough exposed concrete pillars complement refined hardwood floors.

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Inside, rough exposed concrete pillars complement refined hardwood floors.

Contemporaine’s strong roofline, defined by a concrete canopy and projecting penthouse unit, establishes the building as a piece of skyline sculpture.

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