This rendering represents our proposal for the Alterra Ecoluxury Lofts to be located at 1743 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622.

Our proposal for this project, submitted by Howard Alan Architects, Inc. and the Gustitus Group, Inc, suggested an integration of food and Architecture. Our design would allow the dwellers to have the freedom to grow food on their floor as well as in a common growing area on the lower roof, thus providing fresh, healthy food on a daily basis. We believe cities are ready for this mode of living now as more people are looking for ways to live healthy, efficient lives. Other forms of cost effective energy eco-systems would be utilized in this development to bring the building into a sensible balance with a comfortable and healthy living environment.

This urban building is to be comprised of (3) 2700 sf loft, live-work units with a 5450 sf commercial space on the ground floor.

Copyright Howard Alan 2005