Gallery: Perimeter Architects’ Yao Residence Turns its Back on Chicago ...

Perimeter Architects were hired to renovate what seemed to be a typical wood-frame, single-family residence on the north side of Chicago, 30-feet from a CTA brown line platform. However the Yao Residence was anything but typical. After an examination of the home’s proximity to the noisy CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) Brown Line, Perimeter Architects decided to redefine the house in its entirety. The renovation dramatically cut noise penetration by completely wrapping the train-facing façade with a heavily insulated standing-seam metal panel.

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