archBOSTON.org

Go Back   archBOSTON.org > Boston's Built Environment > Development Projects

Development Projects New urban and/or architectural developments in Boston metro.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2018, 10:35 AM   #441
Equilibria
Senior Member
 
Equilibria's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,853
Re: East Boston Developments

PNF for 144 Addison:

http://www.bostonplans.org/documents...pnf-2018-01-19

Renders on p.42. This gets a resounding "um... no. Try again." from me.
Equilibria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 04:47 PM   #442
cadetcarl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boston/Medford
Posts: 184
Re: East Boston Developments

The brick part seems like it could be pretty nice, but whatever that paneling is, the corrugated stuff...nah.
cadetcarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 08:51 AM   #443
BostonDrew
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 471
Re: East Boston Developments

If you want a bit of a summary, an equivalent article was posted on Universal Hub's website: http://www.universalhub.com/2018/pro...would-be-built

Quote:
Originally Posted by Equilibria View Post
PNF for 144 Addison:

http://www.bostonplans.org/documents...pnf-2018-01-19

Renders on p.42. This gets a resounding "um... no. Try again." from me.
BostonDrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 10:21 AM   #444
datadyne007
Senior Member
 
datadyne007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Everett, MA
Posts: 8,280
Re: East Boston Developments

Quote:
Originally Posted by Equilibria View Post
PNF for 144 Addison:

http://www.bostonplans.org/documents...pnf-2018-01-19

Renders on p.42. This gets a resounding "um... no. Try again." from me.
I like it. The twist on the brick rowhouse in front is modern & clean. I also think the corrugated metal on the back will look pretty nice and give that facade some depth.
__________________
Commuter Rail. Reimagined. Read the report: regionalrail.net
Electrification + High Platforms + Infrastructure + Frequent Service + Free Transfers = #REGIONALRAIL
datadyne007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 01:12 PM   #445
dshoost88
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,379
Re: East Boston Developments

If it is indeed corrugated metal, it's at least consistent with the other buildings along Addison Street and Rt. 1A (i.e. industrial, warehouse). Combined with the other materials, I think this'll be a cool spot. Helpful marketing-wise that it's immediately next door to a Planet Fitness.
dshoost88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2018, 03:08 PM   #446
theSil
Member
 
theSil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 50
Re: East Boston Developments

Too "tower in the park" for my liking. Or rather "Row house in the park".

I don't see a good place to include one in this development, but in general I always want projects on large parcels like this to be forced to build new connecting streets. We could be mandating a walkable street grid, instead of ending up with large swaths of private land that look unwelcoming to pass through for nonresidents.
theSil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2018, 07:20 PM   #447
Beton Brut
Senior Member
 
Beton Brut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Orient Heights
Posts: 3,610
Re: East Boston Developments

Quote:
Originally Posted by datadyne007 View Post
I like it. The twist on the brick rowhouse in front is modern & clean. I also think the corrugated metal on the back will look pretty nice and give that facade some depth.
First project in my neighborhood (Orient Heights) that I can think of where the developer actually hired an architect. Other proposals further up Saratoga Street are absolute rubbish.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dshoost88 View Post
If it is indeed corrugated metal, it's at least consistent with the other buildings along Addison Street and Rt. 1A (i.e. industrial, warehouse). Combined with the other materials, I think this'll be a cool spot. Helpful marketing-wise that it's immediately next door to a Planet Fitness.
Agreed on the industrial vibe, and the contextual scale. The juxtaposition of new construction bordering public housing and a busy stree lined with multi-family homes will be...interesting.

I get my sweat on at that particular Planet Fitness; the folks who can fork over the loot to live here might find the gritty urban vibe of this location not to their taste.
__________________
This discussion has gone on far too long. Someone might wander by and get the impression that this is an architecture forum.

~ Justin7
Beton Brut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2018, 11:44 AM   #448
Brad Plaid
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 756
Re: East Boston Developments

Quote:
Originally Posted by theSil View Post
Too "tower in the park" for my liking. Or rather "Row house in the park".
Agreed, this could and should have a third building. Too low density for that amount of land.
Brad Plaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2018, 03:12 PM   #449
Beton Brut
Senior Member
 
Beton Brut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Orient Heights
Posts: 3,610
Re: East Boston Developments

Quote:
Originally Posted by datadyne007 View Post
11/17/16 - BPDA Board Meeting:

16 Boardman Street project approved for #OrientHeights neighborhood

https://twitter.com/BostonPlans/stat...73438720864257

Being assembled like a stack of shoe boxes as I type. Rubbish.

__________________
This discussion has gone on far too long. Someone might wander by and get the impression that this is an architecture forum.

~ Justin7
Beton Brut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2018, 02:59 PM   #450
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,183
Re: East Boston Developments

A lot of brick being played under the shroud.

31 Orleans

BeeLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2018, 03:19 PM   #451
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,183
Re: East Boston Developments

Coppersmith Village





BeeLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2018, 07:25 AM   #452
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,183
Re: East Boston Developments












Last edited by BeeLine; 03-05-2018 at 08:22 AM.
BeeLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2018, 08:24 AM   #453
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,183
Re: East Boston Developments

Walls going up on the townhouse part of the Coppersmith Village project.



BeeLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2018, 10:45 PM   #454
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,183
Re: East Boston Developments

Coppersmith Village





Townhouses starting to take shape.









BeeLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 07:40 AM   #455
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,183
Re: East Boston Developments

65 Meridian Street





31 Orleans




Last edited by BeeLine; 04-01-2018 at 07:51 AM.
BeeLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2018, 10:14 AM   #456
estyle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 151
Re: East Boston Developments

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beton Brut View Post
Being assembled like a stack of shoe boxes as I type. Rubbish.

Is it actually modular construction?

We see so little of that in Boston. I wouldn't automatically characterize it as rubbish, from what I know it's not inherently better or worse than stick built and has some advantages from being assembled in a factory. The required layout space is one of many things that seems to make it less practical in Boston.
estyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2018, 10:15 AM   #457
tysmith95
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: North Shore
Posts: 2,017
Re: East Boston Developments

It would be nice if modular construction was affordable.
tysmith95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2018, 01:43 PM   #458
Beton Brut
Senior Member
 
Beton Brut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Orient Heights
Posts: 3,610
Re: East Boston Developments

Quote:
Originally Posted by estyle View Post
Is it actually modular construction?
It is, trucked in and assembled with a telescoping crane over two days.

Quote:
Originally Posted by estyle View Post
I wouldn't automatically characterize it as rubbish, from what I know it's not inherently better or worse than stick built and has some advantages from being assembled in a factory.
Perhaps I could have better tempered my thoughts here, but this particular project infuriates me. To clarify, I've no antipathy to modular construction, indeed some of it can be quite beautiful in it's spartan purposefulness, going back to schemes envisioned by Wright and Rudolph.

But gaze upon the renderings of this project. It's the architectural equivalent of a crime scene. As ablarc may have said, ghastly!
__________________
This discussion has gone on far too long. Someone might wander by and get the impression that this is an architecture forum.

~ Justin7
Beton Brut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2018, 02:06 PM   #459
stick n move
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Dorchester
Posts: 4,058
Re: East Boston Developments

The new condo building next to the pike down past New Balance was built modularly. It came out decent. I agree though that there is nothing inherently bad or good about modular construction, its all about what you do with it. It can be a good way to build fast and efficient and if done right can look just fine. If done wrong it can look horrible. All depends on what they do with it. You wouldn't want the whole city to move to this type of construction, but for some here and there development it can work out fine.
stick n move is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2018, 12:55 PM   #460
iamdjmichael
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 67
Re: East Boston Developments

I don't think it has been discussed yet but this is under review down the street from me near Maverick SQ http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/...averick-street
iamdjmichael is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Eddy | 6 New Street | East Boston JimboJones Development Projects 236 05-19-2018 04:05 PM
East Boston Library Branch BostonUrbEx Development Projects 14 11-19-2012 11:51 AM
Chelsea Street Bridge - East Boston EarthRockHill Transit and Infrastructure 13 05-18-2012 09:32 PM
East Boston, m i rite?! Bobby Digital General 21 06-07-2007 04:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.