Architecture &
Design Research

Rebel Garages

Chicago, IL
Commissioner: Chicago Architectural Center

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.