Chicago Boogie-Woogie, Krueck +Sexton’s re-imagined model of urban ownership and living on five Chicago lots for the Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial is now on exhibit in the Garland Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center. In a fundamental break from the typical development pattern, 3 buildings are oriented parallel to street and alley, creating interconnected and secure collective courtyard spaces lined with stores and shops. Private living units, affordable due to their range in size, are supported by adjacent areas of collective space in which living, dining, and socializing take place.
When you own a unit here, you own, a bed, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a café, a restaurant, a florist, a barbershop, a workshop, a library.
You own everything. Even an orchard.