Future
Firm
Architecture &
Design Research

Rebel Garages

Location: Chicago, IL
Client: Chicago Architectural Center
Scope: Research, Exhibition, Publication
Progress/Year: 2016-2019 



Rebel Garages reimagines Chicago alley system as a unique city asset that can become a vibrant civic space. This work was first exhibited at 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards, and is continuing with a grant from Chicago DCASE in collaboration with CAF. Beginning with a provocative rethinking of the city’s codes, through simple but radical changes such as allowing for new plumbing or reducing height limitations, Rebel Garages imagines a new future in everyone’s backyard.
Mark