Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects

(312) 464-0222

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Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects is a multi-disciplinary practice specializing in single-family residences, restaurants, private clubs, and institutional projects. The firm’s work encompasses new construction and historic restoration in urban, suburban, and resort areas throughout the country. Rugo/Raff seeks to create imaginative solutions with the highest level of craftsmanship, design and finish.
Chicago, IL US 
Mike Viamontes 
20 W. Hubbard St., #500
Chicago, IL 60654 
(312) 464-0225 
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Hallways: Give Your Corridors and Hallway a Modern Update

Are you guilty of ignoring the hallway and corridors in your home? Show them some love with these stylish tips for making an entrance Full Story
     Comment   July 31, 2014
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Ken Doerr
My bedroom hallway was a real challenge to turn around from dark and dingy to uplifting and inviting. Having to renovate 5 rooms off the hall before I could tackle it gave me a good many years to contemplate design options - and the advent of flat-panel LED lighting came at just the right time (Literally the very day I placed an order for frosted glass to make my own I saw a panel in use when we were ordering carpet).

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Whilst doing the reno I exposed an old barn loft door left in an original wall from prior to the the orginal 1988 conversions from cow shed/stables etc. I was able to incorporate the feature with a little extra thought and not much expense.

Lighting is critical as there is only one clerestory window and the roof above is too complex for real skylights. I fashioned faux skylights using the LED flat panels and some clever circuitry that only powers them on when it's light outside. The other lighting options give ample utility light and then lamps for night time.
August 3, 2014 at 4:15AM   
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