• Chicago Architecture Biennal Lakefront Kiosk

  • 1322-FAL-ORD.US-2015
  • by Fala

The ‘little kiosk artistically considered’ lives in limbo: it is an irrelevant monument. It is as much a kiosk as it is a proud piece of architecture.
The ‘kiosk’ has a grand timber roof which recalls the sharp lines of Prairie architecture and underlines the vistas to the park and Lake Michigan. Under the roof, a glass box surprises with its verticality. It hosts all kinds of cultural and commercial programs, as well as a marble column.
The ‘kiosk’ is made of familiar elements assembled in an unorthodox manner.
It invites the visitor to reconsider its relationship to the city and to architecture as a necessarily referential discipline.
Its architectural language is clear and honest: anyone can dismount and remount it, both literally and mentally, but its poetry lies in the fact that it never truly belongs. Like a child lost in a city of adults.


architect: Fala  |  client: Unknown  |  status: Competition (2015)  |  competition: Chicago Architecture Biennal Lakefront Kiosk  |  location: Chicago, United States  |  climate: Continental, Temperate  |  material: wood  |  environments: Park, Riverside  |  visualizer: Studio  |  scale: extrasmall  |  types: cultural, pavilion  |  views: 5.762

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