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  • What if South Station was in Fort Point Channel?

    The studio: The 2012 post-professional studio at the Yale School of Architecture, co-taught by Ed Mitchell, Fred Koetter and Aniket Shahane, examines a series of contiguous developer parcels in Boston. The studio focuses on the rail tracks leading to South Station, the site of the USPS warehouse, and the properties surrounding the Fort Point Channel [...]

  • I Want to be METROPOLITAN – New Book by PRAUD

    PRAUD is a Boston based firm formed in 2010 by Rafael Luna and Dongwoo Yim.  PRAUD researches various scales in architecture and urbanism with key topics such as hybridity, urbanity, density, and transformation. “I Want to be METROPOLITAN” is PRAUD’s new book on mini-metropolises. Boston is used as a case study to provide a different [...]

  • WHY STOP Exhibition Opening Event at South Station

    What would make you stop? A glowing greenhouse? A rolling theatre or how about a super pier? This summer SHIFTboston challenged architects, urban designers, designers and landscape architects — professionals and students — to visualize new destinations along the proposed South Coast Rail extension, a new rail that will connect Boston to Taunton, New Bedford, [...]

  • WHY STOP? Imagining the South Coast Rail

    Exhibition South Station, Jan 16 – Jan 30 – Opening event Thursday, January 19, 6-8pm! “We will not understand the full potential of the South Coast Rail Project until we can see it.” – Greg Guimond, Deputy Director and Comprehensive Planning Manger, SRPEDD In support of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s South Coast Rail Economic [...]