Lakeshore Apartments

Chicago, IL | bARCH studio

Dissecting the iconic Lakeshore Apartments by Mies van der Rohe, this project reimagines the layout and design of the buildings for the modern day. A large cylindrical lobby element houses the main elevators and mechanical systems. Two apartment blocks are visually tied to the lobby through the use of screening bands. Drawing inspiration from Le Corbusier's L'Unitae d'Habitation de Marseille, apartments are laid out on alternate floors, with double height living spaces.