John Ronan - The Gary Comer Youth Center Chicago IL PDF Print Email
Civic
Friday, 24 July 2009 08:34


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This 74,000 square foot youth center, located in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods, demonstrates a commitment to social progress in providing a constructive environment for area youths to spend their after-school hours.


The center provides support for the programs of a 300-member drill team/performance group for children aged eight to eighteen, which performs in parades and on stage about 50 times per year, and provides space for various youth educational and recreational programs for disadvantaged children to better their chances of success in life.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2009 09:37
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John Ronan Architect - House at the Edge of the Forest in Northbrook, Illinois PDF Print Email
Houses
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 09:01

Ronan_kaplan_03This home, is situated on the edge of a forest preserve. John Ronan explores the relationship between site, material and program in a domestic environment. The site, urban on one side, falling away into a forest preserve on the other, yields a building of two characters: a low, more private “urban” façade in the front gives way to an all-glass two-story wall in the rear.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2010 11:53
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John Ronan Architect - Poured Concrete Townhouse in Chicago PDF Print Email
Houses
Thursday, 30 April 2009 01:54

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This house for a family of five explores spatial gradation from communal to private, in an urban domestic condition: children’s bedrooms on the third floor lead to a collective play space for the three children, which is connected to the communal family spaces on the ground floor via a stair, skylight and aluminum screen.



The skylight serves to bring light into the center of the home; the screen acts simultaneously as guardrail and light filter.  

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 May 2010 09:21
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