RS2 Architect, Chuck Seen RA, NCARB, has completed design and construction documents for a new modern single family residence that will be built in Itasca Illinois. The project was designed for a young family that has an appreciation for modern architecture, and will house their collection of modern furniture. The design is inspired by the works of Le Corbusier, Richard Meir and Mies van der Rohe. The final design seen here in model form will feature several “Fineline”, by Unilux of Germany, glass curtain walls, one of which spans nearly 20 feet in height. The exterior will feature a fiber cement open cladding rainscreen system. This system of open joint cladding significantly reduces moisture penetration into the wall cavity, reducing the possibility of mold and deterioration. Additionally, a thermal break is also created reducing heat transfer from conduction and thermal radiation into and out of the building envelope. The site where the house will be located is gently sloping from front to back and will look out on a large meadow with mature trees and a small park and lake in the distance. Currently the project is out for bid, construction is expected spring of 2013. More updates will follow as construction commences.
Recently, construction was finished on this basement remodel for a family in Naperville. Our client approached us with the goal of creating a family entertainment area, as well as a dedicated workout space. Features of this project include a state of the art home theatre, and a projection system with a massive 8′ screen, as well as a thumping ,bone crushing sound system. In order to isolate the sound from the rest of the house, two layers of 5/8″ drywall were hung on the ceiling with special clips, along with sound attenuation insulation batts in the space between the ceiling and floor. The projection system was also hung on its own engineered beam that spans the width of the room and rests on the concrete foundation, this was done so that walking on the floor above would not vibrate the projection system. Other features include a dedicated gaming room with its own flat screen TV. A mirrored work out room and private bathroom and shower. Space for Foosball, ping pong and pool tables, as well as a kitchen with bar seating and all the necessary appliances for preparing snacks and beverages that are required when having too much fun!
RS2 Architects recently completed exterior renovation of the Streams lll, located in Wheaton Illinois, and the unique design and use of CertainTeed’s siding materials, has caught the attention of CertainTeed’s marketing group from Philadelphia. They recently made a trip to Wheaton to have a look at the project and also to interview RS2 Architects Principal, and Streams lll project architect, Erick Roldan. The video crew shot footage of the project, interviewed members of the home owners association, and was on site at RS2 Architects office for approximately 3 hours. The finished video is to become part of CertainTeed’s social media marketing campaign and will be placed on Youtube in January 2012. Please visit the Residential / multifamily section of RS2 Architects website to see project photos and description.
Recent News Stories
- 01/28/13: Modern Residence – Drawings Completed
- 01/30/12: Project Completed – Finished Basement and Home Theatre
- 12/14/11: RS2 Architects Principals Interviewed
- 11/04/11: Project Finished Elmhurst
- 11/04/11: Project Finished LaGrange
- 05/13/11: Project Under Construction – Wheaton
- 04/21/11: Project finished in Wheaton
- 02/10/11: Free Consultations this Saturday Feb. 12 2011
- 10/19/10: Wheaton Adaptive Reuse – Construction Continues
- 09/29/10: Kitchen Addition Finished in Woodridge