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Kendrick Place in Amherst, Massachusetts by Holst Architecture

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: Holst Architecture

Kendrick Place is a privately-developed student housing and residential project  with retail on the ground floor, providing 104 beds. The site is at the northernmost  end of downtown Amherst, and marks the boundary between the city’s urban  commercial storefront district and the University of Massachusetts campus. Holst  designed Kendrick to respond to its Gateway site, and to provide a link between the  university and downtown.

Image Courtesy © Holst Architecture

Image Courtesy © Holst Architecture

  • Architects: Holst Architecture
  • Project: Kendrick Place
  • Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

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Chestnut Place in Brookline, Massachusetts by BUTZ + KLUG architecture

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: BUTZ + KLUG architecture

This house, a significant part of Brookline’s 19th century residential history, had suffered through decades of piecemeal renovations, deferred maintenance, structural compromise and ultimately foundation collapse. This condition presented the opportunity to reorganize the original somewhat conventional central hall plan to take advantage of the complex siting; straddling a one story ledge while perched on a rise. The piano nobile, or living floor of the house is organized around a courtyard with a new South facing loggia (an extension of the central hall) wrapping around the kitchen and connecting the house to the adjacent indoor pool building. Additionally, the loggia terminates on the opposite (North) side of the building creating a ‘back door’. A new interior stair opens up the interior to a level of clarity both in terms of light and organization and terminates at the top floor in a retractable skylight visible from the entry level three stories below. A very high level of envelope efficiency and radiant flooring keep the building warm in the winter with minimal energy, but equally important, the building is detailed to facilitate living in a way that allows you to take advantage of the natural breezes that cross the site while amplifying the age old tactic of cross ventilation.

Image Courtesy © BUTZ + KLUG architecture

Image Courtesy © BUTZ + KLUG architecture

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Sawyer Library in Williamstown, Massachusetts by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

This project represents the culmination of a 12-year effort to reimagine Williams College’s library and restore the campus’ historic Stetson Hall, which served as the library and now continues in an archival role by housing rare original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The results fuse new and old, intertwining the college’s historic roots with the forward-looking views of its scholarly community.

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron/OTTO

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron/OTTO

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Sawyer Library
  • Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts, US
  • Photography: Peter Aaron/OTTO, Nic Lehoux
  • Owner: Williams College
  • Acoustics: Cavanaugh Tocci Associate
  • Engineer – Civil: Guntlow & Associates, Inc.
  • Engineer – Geotechnical: Haley & Aldrich
  • Engineer – Structural: CVM Engineers
  • Interior Design: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Leslie Saul & Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Michael Vergason Landscape Architects

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Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts in Amherst by William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The new 500,000 g.s.f. residential complex provides 1,500 beds in seven new buildings for the Honors Program at this University. The project brings together all classes of students in a mix of unit types, including approximately 600 beds of singles and doubles, and 900 beds in suites and apartments.

Image Courtesy © Robert Benson Photography

Image Courtesy © Robert Benson Photography

  • Architects: William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.
  • Project: Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts
  • Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
  • Photography: Robert Benson Photography
  • Structural Engineer: LeMessurier Consultants
  • MEP/FP Engineer: Rist Frost Shumway Engineering
  • Code Consultant: The Sullivan Group, R.W. Sullivan Engineering
  • Interior Designer: Lab[3.2] Architecture
  • Sustainable Design Consultant: The Green Engineer
  • Landscape Architect/Civil Engineer: Stantec
  • Geotechnical Engineer: McPhail Associates.
  • Construction Manager: Dimeo Construction.
  • OPM: Joslin, Lesser + Associates, Inc.

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BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA UNVEILS WSDG-REDESIGNED CONTROL ROOM in Massachusetts

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

BOSTON, MA: A cultural icon for 134 years, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is world-renowned for the excellence and diversity of its performances. Broadcast from Symphony Hall, via radio, TV and the Internet, the BSO’s symphonic performances and the ‘Boston Pops’ concerts encompass the entire spectrum of classical and contemporary music, from Rachmaninoff and Beethoven to Aerosmith and Barry Manilow. After more than forty- five years of service in the broadcast and recording of thousands of concerts, the Symphony Hall’s Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Control Room has earned a major upgrade.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra Control Room has been redesigned by WSDG.  Please credit photo , Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming Photography

The Boston Symphony Orchestra Control Room has been redesigned by WSDG. Please credit photo , Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming Photography

  • Acoustic Consultants: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)
  • Project: BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA UNVEILS WSDG-REDESIGNED CONTROL ROOM
  • Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, US
  • Photography: PK Pandey, Cheryl Fleming Photography

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Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston, Massachusetts by Mecanoo

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Mecanoo

Designed by Dutch practice Mecanoo, together with US based firm Sasaki Associates, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston houses the Boston Public Schools (BPS) department and plays a central role in the reactivation of Roxbury’s Dudley square.

Image Courtesy © mecanoo

Image Courtesy © mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Programme: 16,700 m2municipal office building for Boston Public Schools department with community space and retail, integrating 3 historic facades
  • Design: 2011-2012
  • Realisation: 2012-2015
  • Client: City of Boston, MA / US
  • Partnerarchitect, landscape architect and civil engineer: Sasaki Associates
  • Historic preservation consultant: Building Conservation Associates
  • Structural, mechanical and electrical engineer: Arup
  • Lighting consultant: Lam Partners
  • Construction Manager: Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Project management for client: PMA Consultants

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House of Shifting Sands in Massachusetts by Ruhl Walker Architects

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects

Sited gently on the lower slope of a dramatic sixty foot high coastal bank and surrounded by miles of undeveloped Cape Cod National Seashore beaches and scrub pines is a warm, modern beach house that is more than just a place to enjoy uninterrupted ocean views and sea breezes. Our clients dreamed of a house that would work equally well as both a year-round family “camp” and also as a “thinking retreat” for collaborating with their colleagues.

Image Courtesy © Ruhl Walker Architects

Image Courtesy © Ruhl Walker Architects

  • Architects: Ruhl Walker Architects
  • Project: House of Shifting Sands
  • Location: Massachusetts, US
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

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Mystic Lake House in Massachusetts by Ruhl Walker Architects

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects

Our clients found the perfect location for their dream house on the shores of Mystic Lake, facing a heavily wooded park on the opposite shore and only a short drive from Cambridge and Boston. Alas, there was an existing house on the property, and the house was not actually for sale. However, the stars must have been aligned and their passion prevailed after it turned out that the current owner was actually contemplating a move to Washington, DC. With so few affordable undeveloped lots in suburban Boston, many of our clients are turning to “tear-down’s”, especially given that the more affordable houses are typically in such poor condition.

Image Courtesy © Ruhl Walker Architects

Image Courtesy © Ruhl Walker Architects

  • Architects: Ruhl Walker Architects
  • Project: Mystic Lake House
  • Location: Massachusetts, US
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

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Westport River House in Massachusetts by Ruhl Walker Architects

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects

Built on a gentle slope on the Westport River, less than a mile from the coast in southeastern Massachusetts is an unabashedly modern glass house designed for a well known Cambridge general contractor and his wife. Mature oaks and cedars define the property edges and frame dramatic sunset and island views. The architecture expresses the owners’ gregarious way of life, and accommodates their passions for cooking and entertaining their large group of devoted friends.

Image Courtesy © Nat Rea

Image Courtesy © Nat Rea

  • Architects: Ruhl Walker Architects
  • Project: Westport River House
  • Location: Massachusetts, US
  • Photography: Peter Vanderwarker, Nat Rea
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autodesk Autocad
  • Landscape Design: Reed Hilderbrand
  • Interior Design: Diane Cramphin
  • Size: 3000 SFCONDITIONED SPACE
  • Completion:2011

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District Hall in Boston, Massachusetts by Hacin + Associates

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: Hacin + Associates

District Hall, the world’s first freestanding public innovation center in Boston. Designed by Hacin + Associates, the single story 12,000 SF pavilion is located in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District, the historically industrial South Boston waterfront now being transformed into an urban environment dedicated to fostering innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. District Hall will serve as an anchor for this emerging district, conceived as a place for the innovation community to meet, exchange ideas, and host business and social events.

Image Courtesy © Gustav Hoiland

Image Courtesy © Gustav Hoiland

  • Architects: Hacin + Associates
  • Project: District Hall
  • Location: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Kerkythea
  • Photography: Gustav Hoiland
  • Size: 12,000 SF, including a 4000 SF Restaurant
  • Cost: $6 million [Base building: $4.7 million, Interior fit-out: $1.3 million]

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