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T.U. Ciesielski Architects Ltd

  1. 1. T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 Chicago, IL 60613 Ph:773.517.7310 TUCarc@comcast.net
  2. 2. 2 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
  3. 3. T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 Chicago, IL 60613 Ph: 773.517.7310 TUCarc@comcast.net Copyright Statement The content provided in this book by T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd., unless otherwise noted is copyright © 2008 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. Legal Notice All materials used in this book, including all images, are copyrighted and protected worldwide by copyright laws and treaty provisions. They shall not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transformed or distributed in any way, without T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. prior written permission. Images Photographs, illustrations, computer drawings, etc. are the property of T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. does not grant any express or implied right to you under any license, patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secret information. Use of any image (photograph, illustration, computer rendering, etc.) from this book requires prior written permission from T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 3
  4. 4. PRIVATE RESIDENCE 3041 N. Seminary Chicago, Illinois T he Private Residence is located at 3041 N. Seminary on the North side of Chicago, Illinois. It was designed in 2004-05 and on exhibit at the Excellence in Masonry 2005 Awards Program. The program requirement was to provide a new four-level residence for a family of four. The owners requested that the style of the house be traditional, with a brick and stone exterior on all four building elevations. Upon meeting the owner’s request, we proceeded to work with the building design to give it a more three-dimensional presence. By selecting more contemporary cladding materials for the side elevation at the top level, and by changing the composition of the back elevation from symmetrical to asymmetrical, we were able to create a more dynamic building. Front Elevation Its front conformed to both the scale of the existing street and and to the clients wishes, while its other faces took on more complex qualities. Two strong design features which are meant to tie together the exterior of the house with its interior, are the front bay window of the living room, clad in cut stone, and the bow window – also clad in stone – of the dining room. Inside, a fireplace finished in stone provides a necessary focal point to the interior of the public level housing the living room, dining room and kitchen spaces. South Elevation © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. East Elevation North Elevation 4 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
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  6. 6. PRIVATE RESIDENCE 3041 N. Seminary Chicago, Illinois © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 6 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
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  8. 8. PRIVATE RESIDENCE Willow Springs, Illinois Addition and Alterations (2001) Exterior he owners of an old frame house in Willow Springs, T Illinois, hired us to plan an interior remodeling and design a new entrance to the home. The owners’ preference for an open type plan, inspired the design with the concept of a central open stair linking the second floor to the first floor and a secondary open stair (a geometric mirror image of the first stair) connecting the first floor to a new basement wine cellar. The floor plan evolved from this point with an extension of the stair space, to become the new double-height entry foyer with a curved exterior wall facing the sideyard of the property and the driveway. The importance of daylight, until now not really present in the conventional house interior, was to be an essential feature of both the new entry hall and the spaces it served. © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 8 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
  9. 9. n additional architectural challenge, connecting the modified A house to an existing coach house, gave us the opportunity to solve a functional problem as well as “push the envelope.” By designing a rectangular exterior volume housing a second floor hallway and an exterior extension in the form of a bridge-like deck, we exposed the function of the interior space and provided a smooth transition between the inside and outside and between the two previously separate structures. © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M Ph:773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net M T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 9
  10. 10. PRIVATE RESIDENCE Willow Springs, Illinois Addition and Alterations (2001) Interior © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 10 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
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  12. 12. SIX UNIT CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENT WITH COMMERCIAL UNIT T his 2004 project, presented an opportunity to provide a Chicago real estate developer with a design that would attract young urban buyers moving into a traditional neighborhood not far from Wicker Park. After solving the floor plan program of a conventional six-flat building, we worked on a modern front façade, inspired partially by industrial buildings with metal elements found nearby, using stainless steel to clad angled walls projecting from the main living-dining-kitchen spaces. As a result, a rather simple masonry building entered into a dialogue with an established neighborhood, attracting attention to a new architect and developer. © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 12 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
  13. 13. © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M Ph:773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net M T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 13
  14. 14. MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT FOR DREXEL BOULEVARD (2005-2006) 4000 S. Drexel Boulevard & 4001 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois. hese two mid-rise building proposals are both an example of our recent work and of designs submitted through a T developer for approval by the Department of Planning and community groups. They need to be seen in the context of the city’s larger development program for the historical district North of Hyde Park, along historical Drexel Boulevard. 4000 S. Drexel Boulevard was conceived as a new building to be given the prominent site at the intersection of Drexel Boulevard and 40th Street. The design of the exterior had several revisions resulting from the following challenge given to us by the Department of Planning: To provide the community with carefully prepared street elevations with architectural elements matching the historically inspired style of buildings already constructed or approved by the city. To meet this challenge, we researched the original 19th century architecture of the neighborhood, and we discovered that we were able to successfully use appropriate Romanesque Revival elements for our façade design. By responding to the sometimes conflicting requirements from the developer client, community representatives, and city planners, our effort was rewarded with a substantial building design. See page 16 for 4001 S. Cottage Grove © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 14 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
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  16. 16. MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT FOR DREXEL BOULEVARD (2005-2006) 4000 S. Drexel Boulevard & 4001 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois. 4001 S. Cottage Grove was a project planned as our third building on the block, next to a warehouse conversion project we developed on 40th Street and the corner building at 4000 S. Drexel Boulevard (discussed on the previous page). At first, after responding to the developer’s request to create a simple “background” building, the elevations of the building did not meet with our own approval. Here, “pushing the envelope” meant taking the lead of the design efforts and proposing a new elevation scheme with elements derived from the Chicago warehouse architecture of the beginning of the twentieth century. This allowed us to provide a contextual response to the existing remodeled warehouse to the East and to give this corner property visual strength and much needed visibility. © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 16 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
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  18. 18. PRIVATE RESIDENCE Cortez Street Chicago, Illinois (2002-04) ocated on a very narrow Chicago lot on a 19th century street in the Bucktown L neighborhood, this three-story single-family residence combines a contempo- rary floor plan with a dynamic front façade design departing from the simple two-dimensional facades of the adjacent buildings. Due to restricted space at the back of the property (area occupied by the garage), we pushed the design of the front of the building to allow the interior spaces of all levels to open onto the sunken patio and open decks. The South-facing area of the residence brings in daylight, improving the quality of living on this difficult city lot. © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 18 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
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  20. 20. TWO PRIVATE RESIDENCES Lee Street, Mt. Prospect, Illinois (1996) y using the new property line (where the single lot was divided into two by the developer) as B the centerline for the mirror images of the house plan and front elevation, a more interesting design for this suburban corner lot was possible. Two asymmetrical facades are joined to make a symmetrical composition on the main entrance side. © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 20 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
  21. 21. UNBUILT PRIVATE RESIDENCE Chicago, Illinois n example of a modernist solution to the owner’s program and A aesthetic requirement and of a three-dimensional approach to a corner city lot. West Elevation South Elevation East Elevation North Elevation © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M Ph:773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net M T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 21
  22. 22. 10 UNIT CONDOMINIUM + COMMERCIAL UNIT DEVELOPMENT, 3535 N. PULASKI ROAD, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS his new three-story mixed-use project, still under construction in August 2008, is an example of a corner lot T solution that “wraps” around the street corner. The façade design unifies two unequal lengths of the property, with the added focus of a curved building corner with large glazed areas. West Elevation © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. Proposed South Elevation 22 T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. M 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M 773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net
  23. 23. CLYBOURN APARTMENTS | Chicago, Illinois © T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 3701 N. Ravenswood Avenue Suite 252 M Chicago, IL 60613 M Ph:773.517.7310 M TUCarc@comcast.net M T.U.Ciesielski Architects, Ltd. 23

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