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Morgan Street Live+Work
3209 S Morgan Street, Chicago, illinois

The Morgan Street project is a 3000 SF mixed-use live + work building. The first floor (1500 SF) is an office and the second floor (1500 SF) is a residence. Instead of removing the demolition debris from the previous building, it was recycled and molded into a landscape hill. Views out of the office are of the prairie grass-planted hill, which provides cover for birds and animals, and gives the inhabitants of the office (both human and feline) much desired outdoor space. The street-side facade is clad in Cor-Ten steel, perforated in front of windows, allowing light and cross-ventilation into the office.

photographer: Matthew Messner