COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio was featured in this week’s article on window treatments on Houzz.com. The article describes the subtle techniques of projects that successfully employ dark curtains in light spaces. CAds Barry Residence is featured as a prime example of how different dark hues can be layered in a window treatment to alter the scale of the space. Click here for the complete article.
COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio is proud to reveal its new YouTube channel where flythrough animations of some of our current and past projects will regularly be featured. As computer modeling software continues to develop, the new technology can be used to quickly generate screen shots and animations which help our clients imagine their future spaces before they are constructed.
Click here to visit our YouTube channel!
COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio is featured in the winter issue of C.S. Interiors for the design of the Paulina Residence. Please click here to read the full article which focuses on the use of natural light in this new craftsman style home in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago.
COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio won 1st Place with their tasty design entry in the Edible Ediface competition. The gingerbread creation, modeled after the Chicago landmark Harold Washington Library, features sweet details like piped greenery in the window boxes, patina-frosted cookies shaped into gargoyles and mouthwatering candies – supplied by Chicago’s Farley’s and Sathers Candy Company. Proceeds from the event benefit the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation.
COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio applied their design skills to the art of pumpkin carving for this year’s ‘Start at the Top’ Merchandise Mart event. This event featured elaborate pumpkin designs created by designers from around the city. The pumpkins were displayed in the 18th Floor showrooms during the event and later donated to several area charities including Misericordia, Chicago Park District, and Chicago West Community Music Center. View the designs here.
Charles S. Cook, principal at COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio, was honored to be a part of this year’s Chicago VIP Luxury Summit at LuxeHome. We were particularly humbled by Christopher G. Kennedy’s gracious accoladesfor our firm’s design work during his inspirational opening remarks. Mr. Kennedy, president of Merchandise Mart Properties, acknowledged the critically important role innovative design plays in defining the character and civic culture in Chicago, specifically citing projects “designed or renovated by a great Chicago architect like…Chuck Cook”. He went on to emphasize that, “Each of you was carefully selected to be included in today’s summit. Each of you is considered the best in your field. I feel lucky to be in the same room with all of you here this morning”.
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