This project was an examination of vernacular housing types within a ten-block area of Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, particularly courtyard apartment buildings and bungalow houses. Both housing types are indigenous to the city of Chicago, but rarely occur within the same neighborhood. Being at the terminus of the CTA Ravenswood rapid transit line, Albany Park finds itself at the point where the higher density found toward the lakefront overlaps with the lower-density “bungalow belt” of Chicago’s outer neighborhoods. The project involved researching the common characteristics of the respective housing types, and using maps to show them within the larger context of the neighborhood.
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|Courtyard Apartment Buildings|
|Second Year Independent Study
|University of Illinois at Chicago||College of Architecture and the Arts|