City Hyde Park

Located at a busy commercial intersection near Lake Michigan and adjacent to a commuter rail stop, it is designed as a pedestrian-friendly hub that has a positive impact on the greater urban evolution of its neighborhood.

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Featuring indoor and outdoor amenities, the residential tower rises from the plinth, which supports an expansive green roof and is anchored by a grocery store. At street level, wider, improved sidewalks complement the building’s retail arcade and lobbies, contributing to a dynamic, walkable community scene.

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The tower’s facade emphasizes its structure with a playful array of stacked concrete panels forming columns, bays, sunshades, and balconies, offering multiple opportunities for residents to socialize, enjoy the outdoors, and connect to the surrounding neighborhood and city. The building’s balcony “stems” act as columns that take gravity loads to the ground. Platforms extend from the stems in phyllotactic patterns that allow oblique sight lines between neighbors, encouraging social connectivity through architecture.

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Project Info
Architects: Studio Gang
Location: Chicago
Client: Antheus Capital
Size: 500,000 sf
Year: 2015
Type: Residential

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