Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Article source: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
The Center for Life Science | Boston is the first of its kind in the country, a speculative, privately-owned, high-rise, multi-tenant laboratory building that offers flexible, cutting-edge research space to leading academic and medical institutions— Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital Boston, and the Immune Disease Institute—without the institutions’ having to spend their own capital dollars. The 22-story building is located in the Blackfan Research District of Boston’s renowned Longwood Medical Area, home to the highest concentration of life science researchers in the world.
Exterior View (Image Courtesy Jeffrey Totaro)
- Architects: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
- Project: The Center for Life Science
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Owner: BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
- Developer: Lyme Properties, LLC
- Construction Manager: William A. Berry & Son, Inc.
- MEP Engineer: AHA Consulting Engineers
- Structural Engineer: McNamara/Salvia, Inc.
- Landscape Architect: Copley Wolff Design Group
- Acoustical Consultant: Shen Milsom & Wilke
- Photographers: Jeffrey Totaro
- Software used: Given the high rise nature of the project, as well as the unusual geometry, designing and constructing the exterior curtain wall and its supporting structure was critical to maintain the budget and schedule. TK&A used an early version of BIM software to describe the various design options, both in terms of the visual geometry and the physical construction of the components and structural attachments.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Article source: Maryann Thompson Architects
Located in Western Massachusetts, the site is a 10-acre sliver of land that runs down an eastern mountain slope of large red oak and birch trees. To preserve and inhabit this forested landscape, the house nestles into its wooded setting with views through the long trunks of downslope trees. The program requirements were to create a simple, modest-sized, 750sf two-bedroom house with the feel of a one-room cabin.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Craig Okerstrom)
- Architect:Maryann Thompson Architects
- Name of Project: Small House
- Location: Western Massachusetts
- Photographer: Craig Okerstrom, Nathan Eikelberg
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)
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)
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Article source: Margulies Perruzzi Architects
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
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.
- Architects: Influx Studio
- Project: Boston Treepods
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Collaborators: Collaboration with ShiftBoston
- Project Year: 2011
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
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.
- 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
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
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