At Home in the Future: An Urban Warehouse Renovation

As two Chicago Art Institute professors create a living art project in an abandoned warehouse—a home much greater than the sum of its parts—they’ve collected a “complete set” of alternative energy technologies.

The urban infill site’s proximity to neighbors and businesses ensures Frances and Jim stay connected with the local community. Jim says the visible solar arrays and wind turbines help engage neighbors and passersby, who stop to ask about their rooftop “sculptures.”
Photo By Barry Rustin