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Chicago Architecture Center

Dwelling Space For All

As part of its 50th anniversary, the Chicago Architecture Foundation invited 50 Chicago-based architects, artists and activists to develop inspirational projects for each of Chicago’s 50 wards. The resulting proposals became part of an exhibition at CAF called 50/50/50. “Dwelling Space for All” is the third adventure of a four-part series on Vamonde that describes these visionary projects. The adventures explore social, economic and community development, celebrating unique traits of each ward while imagining solutions to today’s problems and creating a vision of the future.

  • 1.

    Another High Life

    Another High Life

    A mixed-use residential tower that turns the old model of CHA voucher housing on its head.

  • 2.

    Court/Yard

    Court/Yard

    Employing color therapy to provide safe spaces for mental health patients.

  • 3.

    Rebel Garages

    Rebel Garages

    Garage entrepreneurs aren't just for Silicon Valley.

  • 4.

    The Rookery Project

    The Rookery Project

    Could interconnected spaces along CTA lines provide safety, shelter and support for homeless youth?

  • 5.

    Community Re-appropriation

    Community Re-appropriation

    Our sidewalks & streets contain lots of objects in the right of way. Is it really possible for cars and people to share this space?

  • 6.

    Tiny Town

    Tiny Town

    More than a roof: these $60,000 units provide homeless youth with refuge, ownership and community.

  • 7.

    SPAN City

    SPAN City

    The bridge houses along the Chicago River fuel new ideas and opportunities for housing.

  • 8.

    The Francisco

    The Francisco

    A new take on prefab housing that yields distinct-looking forms from commonplace materials.

  • 9.

    Backyard Arcade

    Backyard Arcade

    How could our backyards be used as space for specialty businesses?

  • 10.

    The Available City

    The Available City

    How could 15,000 vacant lots become a network of places for businesses, residences and gathering?

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