Studio Gang has unveiled 63rd house, the design for Blue Tin Production’s new manufacturing facility in Chicago’s southwest. The adaptive reuse project will see the new headquarters built around a central community room. It will include a mixture of artist and meeting spaces, as well as a combination of meeting and art spaces.

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Blue Tin Production, the first American apparel manufacturing company to be run by immigrant and refugee women of color, is a pioneer in this field. The new headquarters was designed by an architecture firm to preserve the garment manufacturer’s ethos. It makes use of the prominent architecture and greets the neighborhood with greenery, transparency, and transparency.

The building will feature naturally lit interiors, flexible programming, green spaces, and a break with the traditional paradigm of garment factories and sweatshops. A central, multi-purpose community space that is naturally lit by restored roof lanterns will have flexible curtains. For working, meeting and gathering, smaller spaces will be located around the community room. The studio’s back will have large, translucent doors that can pivot open so visitors, classes and workshops can be accommodated.

The roof will house PV panels and biodiverse plants to reduce the garment industry’s carbon footprint. This roof is designed to generate enough energy for net zero carbon emissions. It will be home to fashion shows, pop ups, and other recreational spaces, which will further promote mental and bodily well-being.

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Blue Tin Production is so pleased to be a partner with Hoda, Hoda, and the rest of Blue Tin Production in supporting a women-led, woman-owned fashion company that is making big changes in the industry and creating a caring community. BTP is a shining example of how a model based on equity and environmental responsibility can not only be possible, but also lead to the highest quality craft. We are proud to be part of the micro-urbanism that they have helped to create by working with their team to transform a neglected building into a headquarters. This will increase their impact on the neighborhood and make it more attractive to the rest of the community. Studio Gang founder Jeanne Gang

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Studio Gang unveiled the design for a honeycomb-shaped residential building called One Delisle. It offers residents an all-year outdoor patio with a view of Toronto, Canada. This windbreaker is inspired by the Strandkorb, a German beach chair. Each penthouse will span one-third to one-half the building’s 16-sided height. Residents will enjoy hotel-style amenities.