This is the initial rendering for a project called EcoLogic Lofts in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, a project that developers plan to break ground on in early 2009. Shooting for LEED Silver certification, the 7-story, 94-unit condo building will source two percent of its power from rooftop wind turbines that look like those made by Aerotecture International (and which are also on Near North Apartments). Located at Bucktown, Lakeview and Lincoln Park, EcoLogic Lofts will have one and two bedroom units with prices ranging from $239k – $499k.
EcoLogic Lofts plans to incorporate a number of green features including a highly efficient building envelope, green roof, bicycled room and preferential hybrid parking, water efficient landscaping, waste water reduction technology, a building-wide recycling program, abundant natural lighting, low-VOC materials, etc.
John Robert Wiltgen Design is helping out with interior design and has been quite creative with their work so far. For instance, the white furniture above was purchased from local thrift shops and reupholstered using recycled fabrics with low-VOC paints and stains. Also, the rug below, juxtaposed with darkish bamboo planks, was made from recycled bicycle inner tubes. It’s a nice look, right. At the very bottom, the mirror wall collage was made with used picture frames painted white.
Visit EcoLogic Lofts at 2023 West Fullerton Avenue.