The shoreline of Lake Michigan has always played a central role in Chicago’s urban identity. During the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, architect Daniel Burnham sought to incorporate the lake into the fairgrounds, and his 1909 Plan for Chicago proposed to reclaim the entire length of the lakefront as a place of leisure for all of the city’s inhabitants—an idea realized during the 20th century. Today, the lakefront is a celebrated and heavily used public space, a major destination for both visitors and local residents. It features over 20 miles of public parks and beaches, as well as pedestrian and cycling routes.  At the Biennial, the kiosk will comment on the current perceptions surrounding the architecture profession. Painted on the interactive wall, two contrasting facades will raise the question about the aesthetic of architects. Do architects design for everyone or just other architects? Inside, the commentary will continue with contrasting interiors. The curved form is a functional continuation of the naturally fluid sand.
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