Seoul, KR / Chicago, IL
A 16 story 270,000 sf office building across from the Sears Tower was renovated into office condominiums. The masonry and concrete exterior has been entirely re-clad with metal panels and white opaque glass. Windows were replaced throughout and the existing glass entry atrium was reconfigured and re-glazed in a modern and inviting manner. The white glazed ‘feature wall’ resolves the numerous configurations of the building’s volumes and recognizes it’s location on the corner of a major urban intersection.
The Ground Floor office lobby presents a serene mix of materials, forms and lighting. The sleek use of stone, wood and cove lighting planes underscore the modern simplicity and elegance of the project. The building’s exterior geometry and finishes are allowed to penetrate the lobby, thereby blending the interior and exterior elements into a unified whole.
Office level elevator lobbies and bathrooms are built out on each floor, as is a private terrace on the 16th floor. The remainder of each office floor is left unfinished to allow customization by each occupant.
Location: Chicago, IL, US