Some more on Daniel Starcher's project. All the text is straight from his blog, section/plan.
The Ever Expanding Interior is a network of spaces that form continuous passageways through the city. Designed both as circulation and to contain program, it is evocative of Koolhaas’ notion of Junkspace; but also looks towards the Parisian galleries of the 19th century as a historical precedent. The Interior has a parasitic relationship with the existing urban fabric and as it advances it performs two primary actions...
-Creates points of entry into the Ever-Expanding Interior.
-Creates public balcony and terrace spaces.
-Blurs the separation of public and private
-Advances the domain of the Ever-Expanding Interior.
-Creates bridge connections to neighboring buildings.
An in-depth look at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois Chicago. The People, The Happenings, The Projects, and the Discussion.