Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Article source: CO Architects
To ensure design excellence, Lyme Properties—original developer, which then sold to BioMed Realty—sponsored an invited, international design competition for the 1.3-million-square-foot Kendall Square mixed-use project in Cambridge, MA. The objective was to create a cluster of high-caliber laboratory buildings to position Kendall Square as a major research center strategically located in close proximity to MIT and Harvard. In addition to providing new laboratories, the developer wanted to animate the neighborhood street life by offering urban amenities including a hotel, housing, shops, restaurants, and open public space.
Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe
- Architects: CO Architects
- Project: Kendall Square Research Laboratory
- Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
- Photography: Roland Halbe
Friday, November 10th, 2017
Article source: The Architectural Team, Inc.
The 100+ year-old Nockege River Mill Building, formerly home to the Fitchburg Yarn Company, is situated on 7.4 acres on the banks of the Nashua River in the city of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Its 182,500 square feet span three massive floors. The Architectural Team’s thoughtful restoration and adaptive reuse of the historic structure into Yarn Works creates 96 oversized, modern lofts, of which 57 are market-rate and 39 affordable at different levels of area median income (AMI). The building features more than 280, 8-foot by 10-foot windows to provide each unit with expansive views and an abundance of natural light. The unit mix comprises 29 one-bedroom, 58 two-bedroom, and nine three-bedroom apartments; amenities include a large community room with 25-foot ceiling and 17-foot-tall windows, a fitness center with yoga room, on-site bike storage and workshop, and a new grand central atrium gallery. Renovation work on the National Register of Historic Places-listed building included removing the first floor and rebuilding it with concrete slab raised above the 100-year floodplain, as well as the repointing and repairing of the exterior brick envelope and chimney stack, and structural reinforcement to the roof. In addition, all windows and frames were replaced with historically matched, energy-efficient reproductions. The site stands a mile from the city center, with easy access to transit and commuter rail lines.
TAT_Yarn Works_Gregg Shupe: “The restored former mill building offers nearly 300 large windows.” Image Courtesy © Gregg Shupe
- Architects: The Architectural Team, Inc.
- Project: Yarn Works
- Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, US
- Photography: Andy Ryan / Gregg Shupe
- Developer: WinnDevelopment
- General Contractor: Colantonio, Inc
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 182,500 square feet
- Completion Year: 2017
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
Article source: JACA Architects
This project entails the full rehabilitation of an existing building that was formerly used for commercial offices. The complete renovation includes an addition for the facility’s gymnasium. The exterior and window system was part of this renovation. The inpatient and outpatient medical facility will include 81 patient rooms and 152 beds, as well as three pharmacies, a cafeteria, group therapy rooms, and consultation/exam rooms.
Close-up of exterior, Image Courtesy © JACA Architects
- Architects: JACA Architects
- Project: Signature Healthcare Psychiatric Hospital
- Location: 300 Friberg Parkway, Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
- Size: 90,000 square feet
- Completion: June 2017
Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Article source: Tsao & McKown Architects
Nestled into the tree line at the top of a gentle rise, the house folds and unfolds to take advantage of sweeping panoramic views, and wraps upon itself to form an intimate courtyard against the forest’s edge.
The building is conceived as movement through a Fibonacci spiral. The resulting plan allows a graceful progression through the rooms, spiraling up to the highest point, a cozy aerie. The architecture considers the qualities of the light and views throughout the day and seasons, and offers optimal arrangements for different experiences, from breakfast, to midday recreation, to star-gazing from bed.
Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel
- Architects: Tsao & McKown Architects
- Project: Berkshire Mountain House
- Location: Alfred, Massachusetts, USA
- Photography: Eric Laignel
- Project Team: Calvin Tsao FAIA, Zack McKown FAIA, Richard Rhodes, Drew Stuart, Mark Anderson, Randi Mageli
- Gross sq.ft.: 7,000 sq. ft.
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Article source: JACA Architects
Dartmouth was the second urgent care for Southcoast. The Patient and Provider flows were streamlined for maximum efficiency. The check-in station was designed to be the focus of the room and was located a good distance away from the closest waiting chair. Glass was used to create acoustical and visual privacy.
Exterior of the Southcoast Health Dartmouth Urgent Care, Image Courtesy © JACA Architects
- Architects: JACA Architects
- Project: Southcoast Health Dartmouth Urgent Care
- Location: 435 State Road, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
- Size: 4,300 square feet
- Completion: February 2017
Friday, March 17th, 2017
Article source: Matter Design
This play structure is situated on the sloping landscape of a mid-century modern common land, where neighborhood kids enjoy a shared backyard. The Architects Collaborative designed and developed the Five Fields neighborhood in the early 1950s hoping to foster community by creating a piece of shared common land. In the ensuing 60+ years homeowners have come and gone but the community and its care and appreciation for the common land remain. TAC conceived the neighborhood as an experiment and the community, wishing to keep the experimental spirit alive, requested a structure that is both safe and exhilarating for the kids. They wanted something that would challenge the kids without any singularly functional elements.
Image Courtesy © Matter Design + FR|SCH Projects
- Architects: Matter Design + FR|SCH Projects (Brandon Clifford, Michael Schanbacher)
- Project: Five Fields Play Structure
- Location: Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
- Project Team: Dar Adams, Courtney Apgar, Josh Apgar, Michael Leviton, Daniel Marshall, Chris McGuiness, Dan Roseman
- Graphic Design: Johanna Lobdell
- Kid Consultants: Liam Apgar, Mack Apgar, Bella Dubrovsky, Sam Leviton, Ainsley Schanbacher, Judson Schanbacher
- Size: 115 sqft / 36’ long, 18’ tall and 4’ wide 66’ zipline
- Year: 2016
Friday, December 9th, 2016
Article source: WSDG-Walters-Storyk Design Group
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, these symphonic and ‘Boston Pops’ concerts encompass the entire spectrum of classical and contemporary music, from Rachmaninoff to Manilow. After over forty-five years of service in the broadcast and recording of thousands of concerts, the Symphony Hall’s Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Control Room had earned a major upgrade.
Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming Photography
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
- Architects: Holst Architecture
- Project: Kendrick Place
- Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
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
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
- 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