Project name: 1893 Tower
Project location: Chicago, Illinois
Firm name: Parke MacDowell and John Houser
This apparently theoretical project explores concept-driven architecture but with radical historical forms. It is an interesting critique of computation and how computational architecture is traditionally done. The jury described it as radical postmodernism. This project is an extremely well-executed system based on the rules it set up for itself. The jury considered it critical, clever and scary at the same time.