Tuesday, February 3, 2009

URBAN SALON: Wicker Park Salon

The project began with a complete demolition of the interior. All building materials were either salvaged or contained recycled content, all paints used are low VOC, all plumbing fixtures used are low flow and Eco friendly. 3CC constructed all new walls, installed new doors, base and case moldings, installed all low voltage data and phone systems, repaired and refinished the flooring systems, removed and rebuilt the kitchens and bathrooms, built the new wash station area, installed all millwork, lighting packages, new mechanical systems, and completed renovations of the facade, etc. Highlighted in the imagery above is the Reception and lounge area and a wall installation designed by The Mighty Bear Cats.
The Circle Salon is located in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Take a look at http://thecirclesalon.com/ We appreciate the opportunity to meet and work with like minded individuals.

ARTS & EDUCATION: UN Studio| Burnham Pavilion | Millennium Park

When Daniel Burnham laid out his plan to pull Chicago from the civic disaster it was becoming, he approached it with the future in mind and perhaps a hint of showmanship. A century later, with Chicago an architectural and civic wonder, designers are thinking along the same futuristic lines with a full serving of sustainability.As the city celebrates 100 years of The Burnham Plan, innovative design and construction is once again making headlines and is certain to drop jaws. On June 19, two new temporary pavilions will be unveiled to the public. One of the pavilions was designed by the Amsterdam-based Ben van Berkel. His UN Studio is working with Third Coast Construction to create the sustainable steel and wooden pavilion. Assembly has begun in Millennium Park where the pavilion will be shown until October at which point it will be dismantled and recycled. Third Coast Construction will see to it that all of the materials will go to a variety of non for profit organizations and charitable groups.