RAMBLER LOFTS

MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL/ADAPTIVE USE

This project converted a former warehouse into six housing units through a process of addition and subtraction. A 12-foot wide landscaped courtyard was created for five housing units along the southern length of the building. Each unit was developed as a vertical two-story module, 24-feet wide with double height living spaces facing the courtyard.
 

Details of each module differ among the three designers. A common palette of industrial materials was retained including steel bar joists, metal siding, and steel grating to make the courtyard a magical place. This courtyard parti is an excellent prototype for “deep” buildings that have minimal street frontage.

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Owner 

Nash Development

Budget 

$900,000

Size 

9,000 SF

Completion Date 

2001

Key Staff 

Kenneth Schroeder, Designer
Ann Temple, Project Architect
Todd Niemiec, Project Manager & Designer

Awards 

2001 Featured in book "USA"
by Jordi Miralles
2004 Merit Award
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Chicago Chapter