Décor Magazine : Modern MixtureFall / Winter 2012
Seamlessly combining modern pieces with aged and antique furniture and artifacts is designer Julia Buckingham Edelmann's specialty. So when longtime clients asked her to help them outfit a gracious brick Victorian in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Edelmann was flush with ideas. "I wanted guests to enter this home and be surprised," she says. "Surprised that a home so historical on the outside could exude a sleek, modern, and texture-driven vibe on the inside.
The grand old home was in need of real TLC when Edelmann's clients purchased it. The couple worked with architect Jean Dufresne to bring the structure back up to code, restore deteriorated architectural detailing, and add 275 square feet to accommodate a family-friendly breakfast room and computer command center. From there, Edelmann applied an adept mix of functional, hard-wearing yet high-style flourishes and finishes to the project . . .
The Architect's Newspaper : Logan TheaterJune 13, 2012
The Logan Theater
Chicago is flush with historic, downtrodden theaters–just take a stroll through Uptown. Almost every neighborhood has smaller, old-timey movie houses, including Logan Square, whose residents for years tolerated sticky floors, malodorous bathrooms, and spring-biting seats for cheap tickets. Once a large single screen, the Logan Theater was divided into four more economically viable screens. Owner and neighborhood developer Mark Fishman hired a team, including SPACE Architects + Planners, Stephanie Gabel of Roux Design, and H. Gary Frank Architects, to rechristen the Logan as a neighborhood showpiece.
As part of the redevelopment, the theater expanded its lobby into the vacant storefront to the north, relocating the concessions and adding a lounge and bar designed in keeping with the historic art deco detailing of the theater. The interiors were less about what was added and more about what was stripped away, revealing beautiful stained glass above the entrance and marble walls. Jay Keller, of SPACE, said that over the course of the project the developer's love of the building deepened. "Mark's vision evolved, and he ended up wanting to restore all the art deco splendor," even if it meant the developer had to spend his kids' college fund, Keller joked.
Crain's Chicago Business : Screen GemsApril 2, 2012
Chicago's neighborhoods are dotted with the architectural remnants of a bygone era-opulent movie palaces, some in working order and others, like the Uptown Theater, dilapidated remains of their once-grander selves. Like Dickens' Miss Havisham dressed in her decrepit wedding finery waiting for her groom, many of these gilt-encrusted theaters are muted by dust and cobwebs, waiting for their audience.
And it may be arriving. Despite the popularity of Netflix and Redbox, the small neighborhood movie theater is enjoying a small revival. Theaters lucky enough to have a second run are getting rehabbed and often repurposed for entertainment ranging from first-run releases to classics, foreign and independent art-house films, as well as plays and concerts . . .
Chicago Tribune Magazine : Showing RestraintFebruary 2, 2012
Architect Jean Dufresne and designer Julia Edlemann's clients were easy to please. They knew they wanted to transform their newly purchased home — a 1902 Queen Anne they had been ogling for years from their house down the street — into an airy, modern, family –friendly space. They just didn't want to make the house too much bigger.
By the time Dufresne, of SPACE Architects + Planners and Edelmann, of Buckingham Interiors + Design, were through, the house would be getting modernizations of all it major systems, restoration of the grand architectural detailing, reworking of awkward layouts on each floor, updated bathrooms, a new first floor powder room and new flooring ...