Illinois

“There is no need to destroy one significant cultural legacy in order to celebrate another”

The Obama Presidential Center will be presented to the Chicago City Council today. But its proposed siting in the city’s Jackson Park will both remove acres of public land and blight Fredrick Law Olmsted’s historic landscape design, argues The Cultural…

Vladimir Radutny honours Mies’ minimalism at renovated Lake Shore Drive apartment

Architect Vladimir Radutny has renovated an apartment in the iconic 860-880 Lake Shore Drive complex by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Chicago, using a restrained palette to show off the architecture and the views. Read more

On the market: 1960s midcentury modern property in Quincy, Illinois, USA

I’m no expert on house prices in this area, but from an outsider’s point of view, this 1960s midcentury modern property in Quincy, Illinois, USA is ridiculously cheap. In fact, I don’t know a great deal about the property in question either, despite having a hunt around today. I’m even presuming the decade as the […]

On the market: 1960s midcentury modern property in Quincy, Illinois, USA

I’m no expert on house prices in this area, but from an outsider’s point of view, this 1960s midcentury modern property in Quincy, Illinois, USA is ridiculously cheap. In fact, I don’t know a great deal about the property in question either, despite having a hunt around today. I’m even presuming the decade as the […]

On the market: 1950s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Louis B. Frederick House in Barrington Hills, Illinois, USA

How does the idea of a pretty much untouched FLW for £551k grab you? If it does, check out this 1950s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Louis B. Frederick House in Barrington Hills, Illinois, USA. The house dates back to 1958 and amazingly, has been in the possession of the same family since. The family obviously love […]

“Lack of demand” is holding back Chicago’s young architectural talents


Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015: Chicago might be the city that invented contemporary high-rise architecture but lately it has been left standing by New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Is the Windy City stuck in the past or is its first ever architecture biennial a sign that things are changing? (more…)

Explore Chicago’s contemporary and historic architecture on our new Pinterest board

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Dezeen is reporting from the first Chicago Architecture Biennial this week. Browse the city’s newest projects, historic icons and lesser-known gems on our new Pinterest board, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and the University of Chicago’s Joe and Rika Mansueto Library by Helmut Jahn.

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On the market: 1960s Gedas Bliudzius-designed modernist property in Barrington, Illinois, USA

I don’t know where to start with this 1960s Gedas Bliudzius-designed modernist property in Barrington, Illinois, but I’m guessing the first thing you have noticed are the curves. That’s the overriding feature of this 1967 build, which was actually designed and built by its first owner, Gedas Bliudzius. Amazingly Gedas wasn’t an architect, he was […]

On the market: 1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA

We do love a midcentury timewarp house, which is pretty much what you have with this 1950s Keck and Keck-designed midcentury property in Glencoe, Illinois, USA. It dates back to 1955 and although some changes have been made since then, most of what you see looks pretty untouched for some years – even decades. So […]