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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


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
  • Completion:2011


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]


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)


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)


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


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
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