Elemental Building

Chicago, IL
Altamanu worked closely with the developer and architect to create this unique LEED Platinum residential project in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood.  The project is a study in material reuse and features all native plantings and a bioswale that captures the stormwater from the house roof, garage roof, and backyard.  Stormwater storage beneath the bioswale stores infiltrated water that is then reused for irrigation.  The flagstone patio is created from reused concrete and installed with permeable joints. The stairs are window lintels from the existing structure. The project also features a unique solar photovoltaic canopy over the garage roof deck that provides power for both the house and garage.