Lake Point Tower Residential Lobbies
Chicago, IL | 2012
We were approached by Lake Point Tower to update 64 floors of residential lobbies, common element space that should reflect the modern design of the building. Currently these spaces were challenged with low ceiling heights, poor lighting, and dated finishes. The single-most significant benefit was space. A triangular shape in plan, each lobby was the result of the space between three fire stair and service shafts at the center of the building.
Our solution used the expansive space to our advantage by lighting from the sides instead of the ceiling. Lanterns made of two-dimensional fins create three-dimensional undulating forms. Graphics designed in collaboration with StudioLab mount to the back of the lanterns and reflect color into the otherwise simple space. The effect is a brighter and more dynamic lobby for each tenant floor which recalls some of the same modern principles which the building was founded upon.