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  • Architect Katrin Klingenberg champions 'passive house' movement

    Architect Katrin Klingenberg champions 'passive house' movement
    Meeting her in the unassuming Chicago condo she calls home, a visitor would never guess architect Katrin "Kat" Klingenberg is a superstar in the eyes of her colleagues.
  • Chicago towers excitement-filled, attention-worthy long before Wallenda stunt

    On Sunday, when a huge portion of the planet watches Nik Wallenda walk a tightrope atop Chicago's Marina City, expect the residents of the storied corncob towers to take it well, in stride. After all, they've already seen everything from cars flying...

    Residents of Highfield House mark its 50th year

    Residents of Highfield House mark its 50th year
    Architect Donald Sickler can still recall the color of brick that helped quiet the anxiety surrounding a North Baltimore apartment house that Guilford residents feared would resemble a steely hulk. Saturday, residents of that apartment house, the 50...

    IIT offers another major architecture award

    IIT offers another major architecture award
    By virtue of its jaw-dropping stock of landmark buildings, Chicago is a global architecture capital. Now it's becoming an architecture awards capital. On Wednesday night, the Illinois Institute of Technology announced the first winners of its new...

    Mies chapel at IIT gets winning renovation

     Mies chapel at IIT gets winning renovation
    If you like your chapels with stained glass and gargoyles, then stay away from the "God Box." That's the nickname of master modernist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's only religious building. Its official name: the Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St....