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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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Fold House in Chilmark, Massachusetts by The Galante Architecture Studio

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

The fold house is a study in concrete panel construction. One of the full scale prototypes created for the Boston Architecture College exhibition was a concrete panel wall with a tessellated surface. Vertical concrete panels were hinged one to the other establishing the folded geometric pattern. The underlying idea for this prototype is the driving force behind the Fold House. Here, concrete panels hinge upon one another to form a compressed surface.

North model

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Ashby Free Public Library in Massachusetts by The Galante Architecture Studio

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

The Ashby Free Public Library is a passive solar building, intended to serve as a model for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). The project is an 8,000 SF addition to an existing masonry library. The two-story structure houses a children’s library on the lower level. The upper level contains a young adult’s area, main adult library, periodicals, and director’s offices. The resulting efficient plan separates children’s, and adults programming, while allowing integration on various levels.

Adult reading room

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Residential Loft in Boston, Massachusetts by The Galante Architecture Studio

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

The goal of this project was to divide the space into a definitive function, yet retain the feeling of an open plan loft. A series of “L” shaped bars were inserted to organize the space. Visual unity is maintained by reducing form and color to bare essentials, and breaking this mold only when required by program. Continuous light maple built in cabinets provide a constant rhythm throughout the loft. Darker idiosyncratic cabinets are inserted into this baseline to provide definition.

Bedroom Detail

  • Architects: The Galante Architecture Studio
  • Project: Residential Loft
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Size: 1,500 ft2
  • Cost: Withheld
  • Materials: Masonry ▫ Wood ▫ Plaster ▫ Concrete

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Courtyard House in Cambridge, Massachusetts by The Galante Architecture Studio

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

This project is an inquiry into shared lives in multi-family dwelling situations. Specifically, here is a two family house oriented around a central courtyard. The lower level serves a more public function; kitchen, living room, dinning, etcetera. While the upper floor contains private functions; sleeping, and office work. There are two separate dwelling units literally, and figuratively interlocked.

Detail of courtyard

  • Architects: The Galante Architecture Studio
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Size: 3,800 ft2
  • Cost: n/a
  • Materials: Copper ▫ Concrete ▫ Wood Frame

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Grudge House in Cambridge, Massachusetts by The Galante Architecture Studio

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

This project is an effort to bring levity to a housing crisis in the City of Cambridge. In today’s market, if one could find the land, it would cost less to build a new two bedroom house than it would to buy an existing one. This small sliver of land is occupied by a squat little structure known locally as “the grudge building.” Locals speculate that the landowner built the house to spite an abutting neighbor who refused to purchase the tiny parcel. This serves as the basis for our site response.

View from side street

  • Architects: The Galante Architecture Studio
  • Project: Grudge House
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Size: 1,700 ft2
  • Cost: n/a
  • Materials: Wood ▫ Glass ▫ Perforated Metal

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Berklee Valencia / Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts & Valencia, Spain by Walters-Storyk Design Group

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group

BERKLEE COLLEGE COMMISSIONS WSDG FOR MAJOR PROJECTS

Concurrent Work On Two Continents: Boston, Mass. & Valencia, Spain

In a patent message of confidence in education and the inherent strengths of the world economy, the Berklee College of Music has embarked on a significant expansion program.  In Valencia, Spain, an entirely new campus opened in January, 2012. In Boston, the first ground-up building in Berklee’s 66-year history, 160 Massachusetts Avenue, a 16-story, $100 million structure, began construction in December 2011. While U.S. and Spanish architects were engaged to create strikingly disparate footprints for each of these bold projects, a single internationally recognized studio design and acoustical consultancy, the Walters-Storyk Design Group, was commissioned to create the audio education studios for both these learning complexes.

Exterior - Rendering of Berklee 160 Mass Ave

  • Architect: Walters-Storyk Design Group 
  • Name of Project: Berklee Valencia/Berklee College of Music
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts & Valencia, Spain
  • Software used: Revit

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