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Old 06-03-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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Under Construction Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

PNF for the proposed Artists for Humanity 57,000 sq. ft. expansion:

http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthor...d-672f1ac54b69
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:50 PM   #2
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The future has arrived and is very welcome indeed. Love it.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:08 PM   #3
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Renders, get your renders here! Fresh off the presses!








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Old 06-03-2015, 06:16 PM   #4
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Re: Artists for Humanity - 100 W. 2nd

I think that's a pretty hideous design but I love the overall concept.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:58 PM   #5
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The existing building is so understated and elegant

The new building... Well, I will just charitably say it provides a striking contrast.
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:45 AM   #6
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I just feel like there's no way they will pull this off in a way that looks good.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:19 AM   #7
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I think you're all being a little unfair. The architects had the unenviable job of attempting to design a home for the bee-people. I'm not sure anyone her could have done much better.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:05 AM   #8
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Re: Artists for Humanity - 100 W. 2nd

Behnisch (of Genzyme Center fame) is better than this and capable of much more elegant restraint, while still fulfilling the programmatic requirements. This looks like a jr/sr studio project, and that's not a good thing. It needs refining.

It would be a shame to tarnish Arrowstreet's original socially and environmentally conscious Artists for Humanity Epicenter. I did a case study on the Epicenter in college - just a spectacular building. It was the first LEED Platinum building ever built in Boston.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:29 AM   #9
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Re: Artists for Humanity - 100 W. 2nd

be careful, soon we will be told "you just dont get it"

Also maybe VE might be a positive in this case
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:38 AM   #10
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his looks like a jr/sr studio project, .
Haven't you been paying attention? That is the trend in "ARTcitecture" these days. See OMA, BIG, REX and all of their minions. This is just following the trend.

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Old 06-04-2015, 10:41 AM   #11
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Re: Artists for Humanity - 100 W. 2nd

Uh, stupid question. What is the consensus on what neighborhood this would be in?
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:51 AM   #12
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Southie?
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:54 AM   #13
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Re: Artists for Humanity - 100 W. 2nd

Ok, that was my first thought too. Just wanted to check. Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:55 AM   #14
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Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

It's whatever neighborhood you'd consider Broadway Station to be in, likely "Southie."
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:20 AM   #15
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The existing building is so understated and elegant

The new building... Well, I will just charitably say it provides a striking contrast.
I'm all for understated and elegant but the occasional look-at-me diva is also necessary. What better place than an art center to push past the Boston default styles of Generic and Average.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:54 AM   #16
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Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

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I agree with you on this brad. It might be a bit overdone or overly exuberant but how many buildings in Boston really come close to those descriptions aside from some of the PoMo from the 80s which is not all that dominant especially in this part of the city. I think this is a fitting building for what and where it is, at least overall in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:14 AM   #17
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Artists for Humanity Expansion

I couldn't find a thread for this.

Artists for Humanity is proposing to expand their building, and the proposal can't be accused of being stodgily traditional;

PNF:

http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthor...d-672f1ac54b69
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Re: Artists for Humanity Expansion

Already a thread: http://www.archboston.org/community/...ead.php?t=5044
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:17 AM   #19
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Re: Artists for Humanity - 100 W. 2nd

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I'm all for understated and elegant but the occasional look-at-me diva is also necessary. What better place than an art center to push past the Boston default styles of Generic and Average.
Agreed. I really like it.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:01 PM   #20
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Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Can someone explain that last render to me? It looks like they've turned the street in front of the building into a parking lot?
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