A Painted Apartment
AIA Chicago Chapter — Distinguished Building Award
AIA Chicago Chapter — Honor Award Interior Architecture
Photography: Timothy Hursley | Wolfgang Hoyt
A true lover of art, our client, was no longer interested in living with paintings hanging on the walls — she wanted to live within a painting.
Spaces were defined through architectural elements — backlit glass block walls, furniture, storage cabinets, and perforated metal screens. A highly reflective paint of stenciled dots on the floors, walls, and ceiling extended the space vertically.
The central area was activated by curving glass lightboxes and perforated metal screens of different densities, which created moving patterns and altered the perception of the density of light, the reflectivity of materials, and the color of space.