Architecture has always been in a miasmic balance between aesthetics, class, and sustainability where capitalism is the typical victor. Luckily, there has been a slow shift towards some sense of equilibrium that allows for voices beyond the old cultural harbingers of rich, white, cis-hetero male architects, and in that societal shift, sustainability
eaa’s newest conceptual design for an 8-Story Multi-Family Residential project at the intersection of North Jefferson Street and West Washington Boulevard in Chicago’s West Loop Gate neighborhood. It is surrounded by several mid-rise office buildings, high-rise hotels, residential buildings, street level retail, the Kennedy Expressway, and Ogilvie Transportation Center.
With infection rates in a constant fluctuation, it has been challenging to say the least for companies (large and small) to bring their people back to the office. Employers are navigating uncharted territory in a pandemic world, and are charting a new path toward the post-pandemic world.
Beige is Back Baby! I am seeing a rise in warmer taupe and beige colors. There is this slow and steady transitions from grays to taupes with a larger dose of beige; not only in the design industry, but in the fashion industry as well.
Recently, we sat down with eaa Architectural Associate Tim Nguyen for a little industry chat, along with a question we posed to all our staff this month – what does PRIDE in the design community mean to you?
Incorporating personal style into a client’s vision takes a unique creativity and thoughtfulness. For me I derive a lot of my personal style from the fashion and art world, more specifically I tend to gravitate towards what has developed within the “street culture” aspects of these disciplines.
As spring moves into summer I find myself drawn more and more outside during all times of the day; a morning walk, lunch outside, an evening bike ride. While on these neighborhood ventures I have enjoyed finding historical biophilic design elements all around me.