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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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Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Harvard Art Museums’ Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies is the premier training ground for fine arts conservation and research. It plays a leading role both in the preservation of art and in the advancement of conservation science. The Straus Center supports the Harvard Art Museums by providing analysis of and treatments to the approximately 250,000 objects in all media in the museums’ collections, dating from ancient times to the present.

Exterior view Quincy Street elevation December 2013, Image Courtesy ©  Michel Denancé

Exterior view Quincy Street elevation December 2013, Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
  • Project: Harvard Art Museums
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Photography: Lesvants, Michel Denancé, Nic Lehoux
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Harvard Art Museums
  • Design team: M.Carroll and E.Trezzani (partners in charge) with J.Lee, E.Baglietto (partner), S.Ishida (partner), R.Aeck, F.Becchi, B.Cook, M.Orlandi, J.Pejkovic,A.Sternand J.Cook, M.Fleming, J.M.Palacio, S. Joubert; M. Ottonello (CAD operator); F.Cappellini, F.Terranova, I.Corsaro (models)
  • Consultants: Robert Silman Associates (structure); Arup (MEP engineering, lighting design, facade engineering, code consulting, LEED consulting); Nitsch Engineering (civil engineering); Anthony Associates (wood scientist);Davis Langdon (cost consultant);  Sandy Brown Associates (acoustics); Carl Cathcart (arborist); Building Conservation Associates (restoration consultant)

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Berklee College of Music Opens Major WSDG-Designed Audio Teaching Complex in 160 Mass. Ave. Tower

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group 

BOSTON, MASS.  Berklee College of Music opened the doors to its 160 Massachusetts Avenue,residence tower in January 2014.  The building now features one of the largest, most progressive, and versatile professional audio teaching/production/performance complexes in the U.S.  Over three years and $100 million have been invested in the development and construction of this cusp point educational compound.  Situated over four dedicated floors in a striking, sixteen-story, 155,000 sq. ft.  William Rawn Associates building, the ten-studio Walters-Storyk Design Group – designed, audio education component represents a pinnacle of contemporary studio planning.

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

  • Designed By: Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Project: Berklee College of Music Opens Major WSDG-Designed Audio Teaching Complex
  • Location: Massachusetts, USA
  • Photography: Cheryl Fleming
  • Software used: REVIT, CATT Acoustics, INSUL  (acoustics software)

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Firestone Pavilion in Longmeadow, Massachusetts by Newick Architects

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Article source: Newick Architects

The site for this project is an existing 1960’s modern house with a 1980’s complementary addition. The Pool existed at the outset as well.

We were asked to design a new pool enclosure fence and Car Port that would be more consistent  with the architecture of the house than the English trellis and dovecotes that  existed when we began. All of this pre-dated the current owner.

Image Courtesy © Newick Architects

Image Courtesy © Newick Architects

  • Architects: Newick Architects
  • Project: Firestone Pavilion
  • Location: Longmeadow, Massachusetts
  • Construction completed: 2010
  • Structural Engineer:  Michael Horton and Associates
  • Base structure contractor:  Pearson Systems
  • Architectural Metals Fabricator: Lift Design and Fabrication
  • Glazing Contractor: Town & Country Glass

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Shirley Road in Groton, Massachusetts by LABhaus Design GmbH

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Article source: LABhaus Design GmbH

The project is a compound in Groton, MA. The project started with a 1930’s Sears kit house set upon 1.4 gently rolling hectare overlooking substantial preserves about an hour outside of Boston. While charmingly renovated, the existing structure offered only very small-scale spaces which couldn’t really accommodate family and guests looking for escape to the countryside.

Image Courtesy © Jared Kuzia

  • Architects: LABhaus Design GmbH
  • Project: Shirley Road
  • Location: Groton, Massachusetts
  • Photography: Jared Kuzia
  • Structural engineer: Level 3 Design Associates

Community Rowing Boathouse in Brighton, Massachusetts by Anmahian Winton Architects

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Article source: Anmahian Winton Architects

After 20 years in an open-air ice hockey rink, Community Rowing Inc., a nonprofit rowing club, relocated to a 30,000 square-foot boathouse on the banks of the Charles River. Sitting at the intersection of the river, an urban park system, bike paths, pedestrian routes, and local roads, the boathouse it provides storage space for more than 170 boats, a boat-repair shop, training rooms, locker rooms, a classroom, administrative spaces, and a community meeting room.

Image Courtesy © Peter Vanderwarker

  • Architects: Anmahian Winton Architects
  • Project: Community Rowing Boathouse
  • Location: Brighton, Massachusetts , U.S.A
  • Photography: Peter Vanderwarker, Jane Messinger, Anmahian Winton Architects
  • Owner: Community Rowing, Inc.
  • Contractor: Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
  • Engineer MEP: RW Sullivan, Inc.
  • Engineer Structural: RSE Associates, Inc.
  • Engineer Waterfront Structural: Childs Engineering Corp.
  • Envelope Consultant: Richard Keleher Architect; Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
  • Fabricator: Extech
  • Geothermal System: Harriman Associates
  • Landscape Architect/Engineer – Civil: Stantec
  • Lighting Design: LAM Partners, Inc.
  • Sustainable Systems Analyst: The Green Roundtable

Berkshire Pond House in Becket, Massachusetts by David Jay Weiner, Architects, P.C.

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Article source: David Jay Weiner, Architects, P.C.

This project is a response to a client’s desire to build a family weekend house on a densely wooded sloping site with stunning views overlooking a beautiful pond and the Berkshire Hills beyond.  The house is approximately 5,000 sq. ft. and conceived as a folded volumetric “sheet” enclosure that wraps and folds into itself to form and define the major interior spaces, and tie the house with the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Tony Morgan

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts by Rosales + Partners

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Article source: Rosales + Partners

A part of the Central Artery Tunnel Project, the Leonard P. Zakim Bridge is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world and the only asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in the United States. The 1,475’ (449.5m) structure features twin inverted Y-shaped towers and a 745’ (227m) main span.

Image Courtesy © Rosales + Partners

  • Architects: Rosales + Partners
  • Project: Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A
  • Type: Asymmetrical Cable-Stayed
  • Services: Preliminary Design and Community Participation
  • Cost: $115 Million
  • Completion Date: 2003

Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge in Revere, Massachusetts by Rosales + Partners

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Rosales + Partners

An elegant and slender steel cable stayed pedestrian bridge was built as part of the Revere Transit Facility and Streetscape Project. It has become an important link to historic Revere Beach, America’s first public beach, established in 1896. The main span of the bridge is 107’ (32.5m) and the overall length is 151’ (46m).

Image Courtesy © Rosales + Partners

  • Architects: Rosales + Partners
  • Project: Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Revere, Massachusetts, USA
  • Type: Cable-Stayed Bridge
  • Services: Conceptual and Preliminary Design
  • Cost: $1.8 Million
  • Completion Date: 2012

Boston Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts by Rosales + Partners

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Article source: Rosales + Partners

The Boston Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge is proposed as part of the master plan to restore the iconic 1908 Longfellow Bridge across the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge. The existing, obsolete pedestrian bridge next to the historic bridge will be replaced with a wider, ADA compliant bridge that will better complement the arches of the historic structure.

Image Courtesy Rosales + Partners

  • Architects: Rosales + Partners
  • Project: Boston Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bridge Architect: Miguel Rosales, AIA
  • Primary Design Engineer: Jacobs Engineering
  • Final Design Engineer and Engineer of Record: STV, Inc.
  • Contractor: White-Skanska-Consigli

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