Posts Tagged ‘south chicago’

On The Table: Tools to Create Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Neighborhoods

What are the tools or incentives to preserve affordable housing in areas with heavy gentrification? How do we ensure that the public’s voice is heard? As part of the 2017 On The Table held in May, the Lawyers‘ Committee for Better Housing brought together people interested in affordable housing and community development to map a vision for Chicago’s communities…

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South Chicago Micro Housing + Makers Space, Chicago, IL

During the height of South Chicago’s population, the U.S. Steel South Works Plant was the primary source of jobs in the area. When the plant was shut down in 1992, the population decreased drastically. Job markets in today’s time are slowly realizing a maker/seller platform, resulting in the establishment of a variety of small cottage…

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BOLD: MAS Context Issue 29 Now Available

Cover of MAS context issue 29 that reads bold alternative scenarios for Chicago

MAS Context’s latest issue BOLD catalogs the projects that were part of 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial’s exhibition BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago, curated by Iker Gil. The projects respond to David Brown’s “The Available City” and offer alternative propositions that address vacancy in the city and its potential to create new architectural scenarios. Among the work, LBBA’s speculative proposal South Chicago…

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SkyART, Chicago, IL

SkyART, formerly the South Chicago Art Center, serves as a safe haven for youth to expand their artistic talents, build meaningful relationships, foster leadership development, and grow into resilient and responsible civic-minded citizens. In pursuing this mission, the organization needed a larger, more centrally located space in the South Chicago neighborhood. This expansion of space and…

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LBBA speaks at Biennial Panel next Tuesday

Axonometric rendering of micro homes campus at Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

On Tuesday, November 24th, Landon Bone Baker will be participating in “Nine Responses to the Available City” to discuss their proposal for the ongoing Chicago Biennial exhibit BOLD: Alternate Scenarios for Chicago, organized by Iker Gil. During the panel discussion, the nine participating firms will interpret the guidelines outlined in David Brown’s “The Available City” to offer alternative propositions…

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Metropolis Magazine: “10 Highlights from the Chicago Architecture Biennial”

Courtesy Tom Harris/Chicago Architecture Biennial Nine Responses to the Available City “Concentrated mostly on the city’s poorer South and West sides, Chicago’s 15,000 vacant lots comprise an area twice the size of the Loop. Put another way, if grouped together, these urban inequities could soon overshadow Chicago’s exquisite skyline. As such, a major portion of…

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9100 S. Burley Apartments celebrates grand opening, 10th Ward Green Summit

The 6th annual 10th Ward Green Summit kicked-off last Friday, April 26 at the Claretian Associates’ newest green apartment building at 9100 S. Burley Avenue. LBBA’s Jeff Bone and Claudia Rodriguez joined over 65 supporters for the ribbon-cutting, dedication, and tours. The seven 2- and 3-bedroom affordable apartments at 9100 S. Burley were developed through…

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Community Convenes for 92nd Street planning

Claretian Associates hosted 30 enthusiastic residents and other stakeholders at Loncar’s last week to plan for the future of the east 92nd Street corridor. Attendees toured surrounding blocks and shared their vision for future development that could include affordable rental housing, green space, arts space and many other possibilities. Landon Bone Baker Architects facilitated the…

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