To accommodate a growing student base, our studio proposed an expansion to the Old Town School of Folk Music and Dance in Chicago, IL. This design creates a public space on the first floor by lifting up the building mass and minimizing structure. The facade strategy explores dematerialization of brick, a historic neighborhood material, by floating it off the ground and puncturing it with large windows. These windows broadcast the inside activities to the street, encouraging practice to become performance.
Status: School Project
Location: Chicago, IL, US