Brick Weave House

Brick Weave House

Architect
Studio Gang
Location
Chicago, United States
Project Year
2008
Category
Private Houses
Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing, Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects
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ManufacturersHansgrohe SE
ManufacturersBEGA
SkylightsVELUX Commercial
ManufacturersAnn Sacks
ManufacturersArcadia Inc
ManufacturersBelfer

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by BEGA
Skylights
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by Belfer

Brick Weave House

Studio Gang as Architects

The Brick Weave House sits on the footprint of a century-old stable on an eclectic block of Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Removing the original front walls and roof created a garden through subtraction, one which is surrounded by a porous, one-wythe-thick brick screen that both reveals and encloses the private courtyard and house beyond.


Variation in ceiling heights and floor levels weaves together the two-story garden at the front of the house with the single-story volume at the back through a cascading section. The screen animates the garden and interior with dappled sunlight, establishing a visual connection to and from the street. Rectangular voids in the screen throw hexagonal patterns of light inside. At night, the pattern reverses, and the screen becomes a lantern.

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