APARTMENT IN MIES-DESIGNED CHICAGO TOWER GETS AN OVERHAUL BY VLADIMIR RADUTNY

Providing unobstructed views of Lake Michigan was a guiding factor in the renovation of this condominium unit by Vladimir Radutny Architects inside a seminal modernist building by Mies van der Rohe. The one-bedroom apartment, Unit 3E, is located within 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, a pair of glass and steel waterfront towers in Chicago designed by Mies, which are listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The 26-storey towers, completed in 1951, heralded the now-ubiquitous modern residential tower. The renovated condominium apartment is located within the 880 building. Totalling 750 square feet (70 square metres), the unit features an open plan, with glazing on the north and west offering expansive views. To keep attention focused on the lake, the team used a restrained colour palette and decor with a lightweight quality