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  • Floatyard – housing for hurricane prone areas.

    How would you solve the problem of creating housing in areas that are susceptible to hurricanes? Design firm Perkins+Will recently submitted a design that won a 2013 P/A Award. Their design proposes a floating multifamily housing on a 72,000- square-foot pier in Charlestown, Mass., at the edge of Boston Harbor called, Floatyard. Ed Nardi, President [...]

  • Modern Houseboat Design – A Sustainable Houseboat From the Future!

    Niall McLaughlin Architects have designed a houseboat built for two as part of a Swedish design competition. Small on size, but big on innovation, the houseboat takes in thee design considerations; light, space, and construction. The architects took their inspiration from a light-weight, traditional Celtic  fishing boat called “currachs.” Woven carbon-fiber was used to create [...]

  • IN FORM – the BSA’s new exhibit

    Have you made your way over to visit the BSA’s newest exhibit – IN FORM? The exhibit explores projects in Boston over the past 50 years. Three themes are explored: Legible City, New, Public and Futures. Each theme reflects on how design can shape our understanding the city’s urban landscape, while discovering new possibilities for development. [...]

  • Projections at Pinkcomma Gallery

    Running through late November, Pinkcomma Gallery in Boston is hosting Projections, an exhibit on the future of cities and the ways that they could change.  The exhibit is a joint effort with Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture and over,under production which is led by Rami el Samahy .  The research portion of the exhibit [...]