We are currently developing the plans for a small mudroom addition to an existing house in Lakeview Chicago. The concept for the addition is based on the functional needs of the client including the need for more light, while also dealing with a large open space next to the home.
The side of the addition acts as a barrier towards the noise from below with choice of material and form. The top end of glass and wood lets in light are redirects the orientation of the entrance. The mudroom has to recognize the large open space adjacent to the house but also create a sense of enclosed space and privacy directly behind the existing house. The result is a blurred edge condition and a mudroom space that creates a dialog between the adjacent space, the rear yard, and finally, the kitchen.