Two Penthouses Merged into Expansive Home: The Chicago Hi-Rise Project

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This expansive Chicago home envisioned by Dresner Design and boasting an area of 5000 square feet (464 square meters) is in fact a luxurious merger of two penthouses. What do you believe are the highlights of this Chicago residence?

Chicago Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Chicago is the epicenter of the Midwest. We spent more than 40 hours conducting research on Chicago real estate and looked at more than 130 apartment buildings in the city, categorizing them by location and comparing them with a set list of variables.

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COVERINGS WELCOMES CHICAGO-AREA PARTNERS TO EXPAND CREATIVE PROGRAM. ALEXANDRIA, VA— February 18, 2016) Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, has partnered with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Chicago Mosaic School to develop unique programs that investigate the use of tile as a medium for creative design. Coverings 2016 takes place April 18-21 in McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.


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(ALEXANDRIA, VA— February 18, 2016) Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, has partnered with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Chicago Mosaic School to develop unique programs that investigate the use of tile as a medium for creative design. There is an extraordinarily vast opportunity to use tile in creative and artistic expressions,” said Karen Ami, Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Mosaic School.

Experience Coverings 2016 With Unique Programs from Local Chicago Partners

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will exhibit tiled benches designed by their students, and the Chicago Mosaic School will provide interactive educational classes. Over the course of a three-week program, SAIC students studying Architecture, Interior Architecture and Fine Arts, will learn about the process of selecting tile materials, creating construction/installation drawings, and installing the product to perform optimally.

NEOCON 2010: June 14-16 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago

Ciao Tile

Although we attend NEOCON for the Architectural Stone and Ceramic Tile Exposition, there is so much to love about it. Chicago's Merchandise Mart. Time to start thinking about making your reservations for NEOCON 2010.

Granada Tile’s Cluny Cement Tiles In AD

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Chicago-based designer Donna Mondi shows that black and white is anything but basic. Breaking News AD Architectural Digest black & white black and white Chicago Cluny Donna Mondi Master Bath Master Bathroom

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Breaking News: Granada Tile in Print and New Additions to the Stripes Range of Cement Tiles

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In just the past few months alone, we’ve been featured in Architectural Digest , Dwell ‘s special renovation issue and Angeleno. Without further ado, we’re delighted to introduce you to three additional members of the Stripes family— Miami , Chicago and Boulder.

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Writers Theater Creates a Modern Cultural Hub Outside Chicago

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Photography and information courtesy of Studio Gang ] The post Writers Theater Creates a Modern Cultural Hub Outside Chicago appeared first on Architecture Community Space glass walls Theater Trusses Wooden Lattice

Chicago Brownstone Gets a Thoroughly Modern Update

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Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, this beautifully renovated brownstone updated by Hufft Projects seamlessly merges old and new. Photography by Mike Sinclair] The post Chicago Brownstone Gets a Thoroughly Modern Update appeared first on

Modern Home Design in Chicago Showcasing Elegance and Warmth

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When Homepolish Designer Gabriel Fontes de Faria moved into this new construction townhouse in the city of Chicago, he had a blank canvas to create the perfect space for himself and his husband. The house feels really clean and minimal, but still warm even during Chicago winters.

Construction Professionals Meet the Composites Industry Next Week in Architectural Iconic Chicago for Innovative Building Solutions in New U.S. Event

The A to Z of Building

JEC Group, the leading Composites organization in the world, launches an event entirely dedicated to the current and future developments of Composites Materials in Building & Construction

Save the Dates: Best Modern and Architectural Home Tours for 2018

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If you wonder what’s inside when you walk or drive by a home or apartment building, you’ll be pleased to know that there are architectural home tours throughout the country, which let you enter the best examples of contemporary and modern homes and check them out.

Three BNIM Projects Receive Coveted American Architecture Awards

The A to Z of Building

Last week, the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre of Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies named its American Architecture Awards for 2017.

Straight out of Star Wars: The Architecture of LA’s New Lucas Museum

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

And the breathtakingly sleek, starship-esque architecture of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art , coming soon to Exposition Park in Los Angeles, would look right at home in its namesake’s signature film franchise. The Lucas Museum was originally planned for Chicago.

How Urbanization Is Affecting The Architecture Of Transit

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Whether you live in an urban space full-time or commute in from the surrounding suburbs, the architecture of transit is a force to be reckoned with on a daily basis. The post How Urbanization Is Affecting The Architecture Of Transit appeared first on

Week of April 27, 2020 – Outer Space

Architectural Ceramics

A New Exhibit Brings Southern California’s Modernist Homes Into the Moonlight , Architectural Digest. This early, 21 st century home was truly ahead of its time terms of Architectural design. A Contemporary Chicago Home with a Standout Central Atrium , luxe.

Sophisticated surfaces with Maximum impact

Diary of a Tile Addict

Also available in a book-match version, Arabescato Orobico is ideal for prestigious architectural projects and interiors, both residential or commercial. In addition to wall and flooring applications, the material can also be used to customise furniture and architectural details.

Tile of Spain Coverings 2016 activities announced

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain is excited to be part of Coverings 2016, be held April 18 to 21, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Week of July 29th, 2019 – Hotel Design and Vacation Inspiration

Architectural Ceramics

The 21 Hottest Design Hotels for 2019 , Architectural Digest. Architectural Digest searched out some gorgeously refurbished hotels from around the world that have certainly piqued our interest! Thomas recently worked with Architectural Ceramics on their $100 million renovation.

Memories from the Architectural Studio | Life of an Architect

Life of an Architect

Home / Memories from Studio / Memories from Studio People who didn’t attend architectural school don’t understand juries. Consider sharing More Email Digg Print Share on Tumblr Memories from Studio Posted by Bob Borson onMarch 27, 2014 In Memories from Studio architectural studio , college 56 Comments The Best Architectural. Always look for the positive architectrunnerguy Amazingly during my whole 5 years of architectural school (Va.


Ceramics of Italy

Already winner of the ADI Ceramics & Bathroom Design Award 2017 , then selected for ADI Design Index 2018 , it has now won the Good Design ® Awards 2018, the industrial design prize awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and promoted by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The Most Beautiful Mosaic You'll Ever See

As The Tile Turns

These graphic patterns gracefully nod to traditional architecture and design seen across the globe. Top to bottom, left to right: Moscow, Zurich, Paris, Lima, Chicago and Milan. The Metropole Collection arrived on all of our showrooms this week!

Going Above & Beyond: Backsplash Tile That Wows

Architectural Ceramics

Here, Virginia-based firms Thorsen Construction and Southern Kitchens teamed up with Architectural Ceramics to design a kitchen space that features a ceramic tile with a playful feel. Image via Architectural Ceramics on Houzz. Image via Architectural Ceramics on Houzz.

Week of August 5th, 2019 – Food Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

This Stylish New NYC Restaurant Is Both Throwback and Game Changer , Architectural Digest. A Q&A with the Designers of Chicago’s Newest Food Hall , Restaurant Development + Design. One of the reasons we love summer so much is the wealth of delicious foods that are in season!

Check out Oprah’s New Orcas Island Getaway

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There’s a nod to Oprah’s hometown – the wood floors come from the old Sears building in Chicago. Architecture Real EstateVariety has done some super sleuthing to discover that Oprah Winfrey just spent $8.275 million on a private estate on Orcas Island, Washington.

You should say 'Yes' more often | Life of an Architect

Life of an Architect

This last week I was in Chicago for the American Institute of Architects National Convention – I arrived around 1:00am Wednesday morning (my first seminar was 6 hours later) and I left Sunday at 9:00am to drive to northern Wisconsin to meet with some new clients.

Jessica LaGrange Goes (Vintage) Hollywood

The Perfect Bath

Leslie Zemeckis, actor, filmmaker, author and burlesque authority, called Jessica LaGrange of Chicago out of the blue and asked her to come look at her apartment in a classic 1920s building on Lakeshore Drive.

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Surge: AC’s Glass-Inspired Ceramic

Architectural Ceramics

Check out Architectural Ceramic’s Surge Collection, featuring a large-format ceramic tile, that mimics illuminated glass and includes bold electric colors too. Here, we’ve put together a softer side of what Architectural Ceramics has to offer.


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The 25,000-attendance count is a remarkable 15-percent increase from 2009, the last year Coverings was held in Chicago. The feedback from the architecture and design crowd is always exciting; there was a great turnout from that segment due to the show’s location in Chicago this year.”. The atmosphere at Coverings 2016 was fantastic – we saw an exciting turnout in attendees here in Chicago,” said Dave Bouchard, representative of Emil America.

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What Classifies A House Style: What Makes An International Style Home?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We’ve been marveling over feats of international style architecture for the past four decades. Keep reading to learn more about the history behind this architectural movement, as well as for an explanation of some of the defining characteristics of its buildings.

4 Stunning Cement Tile Designs for Your Restaurant

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The Deer Path Inn has set the standard for welcoming and refined dining in the North Shore area of Chicago. When they decided to remodel in a classic English architectural style, they naturally turned to the Provence tile design.

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Incorporating Dome Ceilings in Your Home’s Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A dome ceiling adds beauty and architectural interest, while making the room look larger and more spacious. A dome ceiling is classical by nature and symmetrical by design,” according to Garret Eakin of Garret Eakin Architect in Chicago, IL. “If

What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Bungalow Home?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’ve been paying attention to architectural trends lately, you know that bungalows are back in a big way. Keep reading to learn what makes this architectural style so unique and why the bungalow home has held a special place in our hearts for so many years.

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4 Frank Lloyd Wright Homes for Sale (and They’re Awesome)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

It’s the 150th birthday anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and some of his architectural pieces of history are up for sale. All of Wright’s homes were designed using his theory of “organic architecture.”

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The 2016 conference program will be comprised of more than 70sessions, addressing a broad range of crucial topics facing the tile and stone industry, when the show takes place April 18-21, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Getting Published: Hot Off the Press” – Paul Makovsky, Editorial Director of Metropolis, will moderate a panel of editors from Dwell, K+BB, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago and Architectural Record; Monday, April 18, 1:30 – 2:30p.m.

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Cool Kitchen Backsplashes to Whet Your Appetite

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: David Coleman Architecture Back-to-nature window backsplash It’s hard to find a better backsplash than nature (but you should probably wear clothes when standing at the sink). Smaller windows are common in kitchens, but a wall of windows makes a cool architectural statement.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Using Mirrors as a Design Element

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Mirrored Closet Doors A walk-in closet in Chicago, IL. Image: Randy Heller Pure and Simple Interior Design The walk-in closet in this Chicago lake home has antiqued mirror closet doors, in addition to the antiqued door leading into the walk-in.

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Reveals What’s Trending

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: Laurence Architecture Materials are being used interchangeably in commercial and residential products, according to Isham. “A Image: Fiorella Design Transitional design blends traditional and contemporary architecture – and we’re seeing more of it.

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Cersaie 2014 Happenings from JLC

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Serenissima- Chicago –(aka Mediterranea’s Chicago Brick) is a wonderful take on the brick look in a 4”x8” and hexagon with a beautiful radius outside corner. Fiandre – Architectural Surfaces – Just go look, beautiful panels. From Joseph Lundgren with Joespeh Lundgren Consulting. Day 1. At first glance concrete looks are back again along with wood looks and beautiful marble collections. Of course every “leap year” with get to see some new Cotto looks!

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Micro Apartments are the Next Big Thing

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The Flats, Chicago This breathtaking lobby offers micro apartment dwellers the perfect place to lounge if they need a little space. Apartments Architecture Real Estate Small Spaces

Guest Post: The Cheney Mansion, Oak Park, IL

The Perfect Bath

This post was written by Kendra Melodia, Waterworks Chicago General Manager, who with her colleague Karen Trychta, took themselves on a Learning Journey for some extra inspiration. By Kendra Melodia, Waterworks General Manager, Chicago Merchandise Mart. Cheney Mansion Charm.