Triangle Square - Knight Wall Systems

Case Studies

Triangle Square

Chicago

  • Architect: The Lamar Johnson Collaborative
  • General Contractor: Power Construction
  • Installer: Edon Construction
  • Panels: Ceraclad fiber cement panels

Triangle Square aims to create a neighborhood and a community where there was neither. The development – part of a larger planned development which also includes a 67-unit condominium building and a two-story retail building – occupies a formerly vacant site in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, bounded by Webster Avenue on the north, Elston Avenue on the west, and the Union Pacific train tracks to the east. When it opens in the fall of 2021, the project will become a centerpiece of this new community with a 30,000 SF amenity deck, 21,000 SF of ground-floor retail and 298 apartments.

The uniquely shaped property demanded a unique design solution. The building’s massing, including a sloped south-facing roofline with private terraces, provides 75% of the residential units with downtown Chicago views. The building is situated comfortably in its industrial surroundings due to its limited height and materiality, embracing brick, fiber cement board, and standing seam metal roofing.

“Knight Wall was recommended to us by Power Construction based on their past experience with the product,” Lamar Johnson senior associate Paul Bryant said. “It was presented to us as being user-friendly and would work with the cladding system and exterior wall construction.”