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Motor Club

Penthouse Case Study/Redesign Project


Old Chicago Motor Club (Wacker Tower) 68 E Wacker Place Built 1928 Architect: Holabird & Root/Roche

“ Preservation Chicago Unveils The 2009 CHICAGO’S 7 Most Threatened…” Jennifer R. Lea

Motor Club Penthouse


ORIGINAL PLANS/SECTION

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BUILDING PROGRAMS

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CONCEPT Preserve historic character of building while providing an updated interior with modern amenities.

“Moderne Deco� Lobby Image from SAIC Digital Library Jennifer R. Lea

Motor Club Penthouse


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Elevators must be used for entry to entrance floor Fire Escape route must be respected/provided Enhance natural light entering the space via skylights and solar tubes Acoustical issues need to be considered due to high ceiling level (30 ft) Two floors are combined to create space

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Staircase Master Bedroom Master Bathroom Fireplace Kitchen (open) Dining area Living Room

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TV Room Library/Study Studio/Office Guest Bedroom Guest Bathroom Patio Space Powder Room

Motor Club Penthouse


PENTHOUSE DESIGN FEATURES Art-deco inspired custom hardwood entry doors Second floor railing modeled after historic lobby staircase Antiqued gold ceiling medallion with custom pendant light fixture Double Staircases to second floor Architectural details including: arched doorways and “stepped” ceiling details  Floor to Ceiling Entry Fireplace flanked by elongated windows  Use of vintage and antique furniture when possible Jennifer R. Lea

Motor Club Penthouse


FLOOR PLANS

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CEILING/ LIGHTING PLANS

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SECTION DIAGRAM - EAST

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SECTION DIAGRAM - WEST

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RENDERINGS entry

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Motor Club Penthouse


RENDERINGS Entry/fireplace

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RENDERINGS

2nd floor/custom chandelier

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RENDERINGS dining room

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RENDERINGS

2nd floor living area

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FURNITURE SELECTIONS

“new options”

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Motor Club Penthouse


FURNITURE SELECTIONS

“vintage/antique options”

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INSPIRATION PALETTE

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MATERIALS PALETTE

Wenge or Ebony Stained Hardwood

Paint White quartz

Leather

Textiles Jennifer R. Lea

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Mosaic


ART & ACCESSORIES

Fireplace Screen French Deco Artist Barbier

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Motor Club Penthouse


LIGHTING CONCEPTS STRATEGY Maximize Natural Light Provide Dramatic and Elegant Light Fixtures to enhance space

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Jennifer R. Lea Candidate- Master of Arts Interior Design Harrington College of Design April 23, 2010

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Motor Club Penthouse


Chicago Motor Club - The Penthouse