At the heart of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Ice Chime was erected with the combined effort of the Greenway Committee and the local architecture firm Moskow Linn Architects. This piece was inspired by the theme of icicle forms in the winter. Its intricate design was influenced by wind chimes as well as Japanese lanterns to provide a luminous beacon in the cold winter nights. [Read more…] about Ice Chime is Mobile!
Boston – The battles of Lexington and Concord. These events should ring a bell or two with most people. However, when it comes to the Battle of Menotomy, notably the bloodiest battle that took place on April 19, 1775, the first day of the American Revolution, the number of questioning looks and blanks stares is sure to skyrocket. [Read more…] about Arlington Considers Return To Menotomy Roots
Construction is expected to begin May 1st on the Boston Innovation Center (BIC), which aims to attract startups to the Innovation District in the South Boston waterfront. Designed by local architects Hacin + Associates, the 12,000 square foot facility is part of the 12 acre Seaport Square development by John Hynes’ Boston Global Investors. [Read more…] about An Innovation Center for the Innovation District
Boston – With their light wooden frames, flat or slightly pitched roofs and stacked porches, the three-decker residence has become a staple in the architectural make up of Boston’s urban neighborhoods. [Read more…] about Preserving Boston’s Iconic Three-Decker House
Massachusetts – New Balance has just released plans for a new world headquarters campus in Brighton, along the Massachusetts Turnpike. The 14 acre site will include at least 4 news buildings designed by local firm Elkus Manfredi Architects, housing program for office space, restaurants, retail, a hotel and a sports complex. [Read more…] about New Balance Hires Local Architect for New World Headquarters
This past Friday, Bruce Hampton AIA with Elton Hampton Architects presented and discussed the retrofit project at the South End’s Castle Square Apartments. As the principal in charge of the 1960s era renovation project, Hampton focused on the project process, design strategy, retrofit scheduling and collaboration needed to make this the largest retrofit in the country.
The New Balance Hubway bike network, currently running through the Boston neighborhoods of Allston-Brighton, Back Bay, Beacon Hill and others, is expected to establish new stations in Brookline in the early summer months. [Read more…] about Hubway Extends Network Out To Brookline
Boston – Over the past several weeks, a new pawn has emerged in the competition between Kendall Square and the Innovation District, in attracting technology and pharmaceutical companies. Boston Properties, on behalf of their tenant, Google, recently announced a proposed expansion to the office space that they currently lease at 4&5 Cambridge Center, which set into motion the courtship of Google executives by Boston Mayor Tom Menino, and developer John Hynes. [Read more…] about Google Looking to Expand Cambridge Office
Boston – A small parcel of state-owned land in Chinatown in Boston will soon be moving towards large-scale development, says Massachusetts officials and the Boston Globe.
This article is the first of a two part story on Mayor Menino’s E+ Green Building Demonstration Program. Check back for more news after the upcoming community charette! [Read more…] about E+ Green Communities Symposium