Wood House by Brininstool + Lynch

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7t/7tyw0o2v4q6pg2wf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Designing this Chicago residence was an exercise in creating privacy within an urban neighborhood while providing an abundance of open, bright space.
The first floor is defined by clear views from the landscape in front to the courtyard at back. The second floor has private spaces with northern and eastern light, appropriate for comfortable sleeping spaces. The third floor provides solitude for working and adjacent outdoor areas of repose that encompass views over the courtyard, the neighborhood, and to the city skyline. Together, they comprise a rational and inspiring response to basic needs of living, sleeping and working. The house is organized in an ‘L’. On the first floor, the living room is a two-story volume with a lay-light of patterned acrylic that filters natural daylight from the skylight above. Full-height windows and doors line the east and west sides of the room, creating seamlessness between indoors and out. The leg of the ‘L’ is a three-story volume along the n...

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