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The University of Massachusetts Integrated Science Building in Amherst by Jennifer Shelby Designed using AutoCad and FormZ

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Article source: Jennifer Shelby

As the keystone in a new life sciences program at U Mass Amherst, the Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) sets the stage for the transformation of outdated and inhospitable teaching and research environments to a model focused on the integration of life, chemical, and physical sciences.

The building creates a new pulse at a key point on this campus of 26,000, located at a juncture between academic and residential precincts. The ISB presents a new approach to science learning to the entire university community.

Images Courtesy Warren Jagger

  • Architect: Jennifer Shelby – Rhino Publications for Payette
  • Name of Project: The University of Massachusetts Integrated Science Building
  • Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Total Square Footage: 173,000 GSF Phase I, 155,000 GSF Phase II
  • Construction Cost: $92 million Phase I
  • Completed: 2009
  • Program Components: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Research Labs, Teaching Labs
  • Photography: Warren Jagger
  • Software used: AutoCad 2d/3d and FormZ (3-d modeling)

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Urban Living XXL in Boston, Massachusetts in Ruhl Walker Architects

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects

This Boston loft – nearly 5,000 SF with 18-foot high ceilings – presented a number of amazing opportunities and more than a few challenges.  Chief among the opportunities was amplifying the immensity of the central living space – one of the largest in the city – while making an understandable and livable family house.  Two monolithic organizing walls and a floating ceiling plane anchor the space and orient the occupant without disturbing its vastness or disrupting sightlines.

Main living space viewed from entry (Images Courtesy John Horner Photography)

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Medical Home in Leominster, Massachusetts by Margulies Perruzzi Architects designed using Revit

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: Margulies Perruzzi Architects

DESIGN CHALLENGE

Fallon Clinic is a large multi-specialty medical group practice located throughout Central Massachusetts. After designing multiple facilities for Fallon, Margulies Perruzzi Architects was tasked to design a pilot “medical home” family practice for Fallon Clinic in Leominster. The term “medical home” refers to an innovative healthcare delivery method that provides a team of healthcare professionals, rather than one doctor, who offer a wide range of services with four main functions: educate, monitor, guide and reach out. Efficiency and flexibility of both space and healthcare professionals are crucial.

Images Courtesy Warren Patterson

  • ARCHITECT: Margulies Perruzzi Architects
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Medical Home
  • LOCATION: Leominster, Massachusetts
  • COMPLETION: January 2011
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: Warren Patterson
  • Software used: Revit

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Boston Treepods in Massachusetts by Influx Studio

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: Influx Studio

A CO2-scrubbing artificial tree

Boston’s TREEPODS INIATIVE proposes to embody, and artificially enhance, the most important biological characteristic of natural trees: the capacity to clean the air, taking the CO² and releasing O².

Night View

  • Architects: Influx Studio
  • Project: Boston Treepods
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Collaborators: Collaboration with ShiftBoston
  • Project Year: 2011

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ResilienCity in Boston, Massachusetts by Map-Lab, inc.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Article source: Map-Lab, inc.

The International Living Future Institute launched the Living City Design Competition in 2010, seeking designs for our cities in the year 2035. map-lab’s submission was ResilienCity. ResilienCity seeks to set the vision for the future of Boston’s Innovation District, a new neighborhood built on greyfield and brownfield sites that will provide residences and workplaces for over 300,000 people. We have reached the tipping point where we need to think of the whole, not the self. We have arrived at a time when we need to stop behaving selfishly and begin to explore how we can all come together as a community to create environments that are culturally enriching, healthier, and equitable. We come back to nature to do this.

Congress St Revised by Ground

  • Architects: Map-Lab, inc.
  • Project: Resilient City
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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West End Museum Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts by PRAUD

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The West End Museum is a community-based museum in Boston which is dedicated to documenting the history of the West End of Boston especially the immigrant era which dates approximately from 1880 to the West Ends destruction by eminent domain in 1958.

Aerial View

  • Architect: PRAUD (Dongwoo Yim + Rafael Luna)
  • Name of Project: West End Museum Pavilion
  • Location : Boston, Massachusetts
  • Client : West End Museum
  • Software used: Rhino and V-Ray for rendering, and AutoCAD for drawing

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Design Incubator – Theatre of Production in Boston by Alan Lu

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

This project explores the notion of programmatic extremism in a design incubator facility where a central defined figure that contains a vertically integrated manufacturing/workloft arrangement occupies the void and recoups the emptiness left by an existing ice storage facility.

Design Incubator - Theatre of Production - Rendering - Exterior

  • Designer: Alan Lu
  • Project Name : Design Incubator – Theatre of Production
  • Location : Boston, Massachusetts, US
  • Use : Design based Business Incubator / Fabrication Facilities
  • Site Area : 3790㎡
  • Bldg. Area: 920㎡
  • Gross Floor Area : 4600㎡
  • Bldg. Coverage Ratio : 80%
  • Gross Floor Ratio : 50%
  • Bldg. Scale : Stories above Ground: 8
  • Stories below Ground: 1
  • Structure : Concrete / Steel Structure
  • Max. Height : 53m
  • Landscape Area : 2800㎡
  • Parking Lot : Underground Parking for Cars
  • Exterior Finish : Vulcanized Rubber Cladding
  • Complete year : Proposal Completed in 2011
  • Software used: Autodesk Maya, Digital Project/Catia, Rhino, Vray Render and Maxwell Render

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Boston Kroc Community Center in Boston, MA by The Architectural Team

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Located in Boston’s economically challenged Dorchester neighborhood, the project was built on a 6 acre urban site composed of 54 parcels bought from city and private owners. The project occupies both sides of Dudley Street, with the building, outdoor playgrounds, gardens and parking on the north side and an athletic field on the south. The project site is serviced extensively by public transportation, including five MBTA bus lines and a recently renovated train platform, through which a million-plus people pass monthly on commuter rail.

Kroc Corps Community Center

  • Architect: The Architectural Team
  • Project: Boston Kroc Community Center
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Team: Mark Rosenshein, LEED AP, Michael Liu, AIA, NCARB
  • Owner / Developer: The Salvation Army of Massachusetts

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Arbor House in Martha’s Vineyard by Moskow Linn Architects designed with AutoCAD

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Moskow Linn Architects designed this beautiful house in Martha’s Vineyard which is famous for being a favorite summer vacation destination for many US Presidents.

 

Arbor House by Moskow Linn Architects

  • Architects: Moskow Linn Architects
  • Project: Chilmark, MA – Martha’s Vineyard
  • Site: Seven acres of mixed scrub oak, white pine and open grass land
  • Program: Passive solar guest house for year round use
  • Size: 800 Square feet
  • Cost: $280,000 ($350 per sq. ft.); Site work $50,000; Construction $230,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Page Road House in Lincoln, Massachusetts by Andrew Cohen Architects

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Located in Lincoln, Massachusetts, a suburb just 13 miles from Boston, this house’s dynamic sculptural form developed in dialogue with the landscape, topography and zoning considerations of a 12-acre site of environmentally sensitive land that bears traces of its former use as a Christmas tree farm. The house is setback from the street on a common driveway shared by two adjacent houses, which preserves the character of the quiet country road and creates a pleasing arrival sequence leading up to the house.

Front View

  • Architect: Andrew Cohen Architects
  • Name of Project: Page Road House
  • Location: Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
  • Completion Date: January 2009
  • Area: 6500-sf

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