Saturday, August 7, 2010

The innovative design Chicago architecture Rookery Building and Apple Store

Apple Store - Chicago
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed the Apple Retail Store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects designed the green roof.
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The simple box design has an entrance into a double space lobby, with a skylight overhead and central glass staircase. The apple logo faces the staircase on the opposite end. The exterior is clean white masonry, and the roof has green elements.
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Rookery Building - Chicago 
John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham designed the Rookery Building in Chicago Illinois, completed in 1888. Young Frank Lloyd Wright contributed to the project.
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The innovative design gave rise to the skyscraper, a 12 story building with metal framing, elevators and large windows. The entrance's central light court displays the focus of the design: bringing light and elegance to the office spaces. Metal tracery and stone ornamentation fill the interiors and exterior. The structure combines exterior load-bearing walls and metal frame.
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