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 10-11-2018, 01:02 PM   #61
shmessy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,325
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beton Brut View Post
....... I understand why Arrowstreet proposes corrugated stainless steel cladding; I also understand why many of my neighbors hate it with the heat of a thousand suns...
I see what you did there.
shmessy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 01:08 PM   #62
odurandina
Senior Member
 
odurandina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 4,593
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beton Brut View Post
Having grown up a Dead Kennedy's fan, I love me a Pol Pot reference...
This explains everything. You remember the F.U.'s? Put them in the midst of the West End after they wiped it clean and roll the cameras.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beton Brut View Post
The warehouse aesthetic and industrial cladding aren't for everyone.....

Arrowstreet also has this project on the boards, a few blocks from my home.... I understand why Arrowstreet proposes corrugated stainless steel cladding; I also understand why many of my neighbors hate it with the heat of a thousand suns...
odurandina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 03:15 PM   #63
atlantaden
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: atlanta
Posts: 1,945
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

They should cover those blank walls with murals like what was put on the blank wall of the Fenway Health Building (I believe the blank wall was covered by a thin sheet/canvas) next to the Harlo. This building is the Artists for Humanity building, after all. Or at the very least, they could have added some splashes of color. (This old dog just learned a new trick, had no idea I could use the quote button to transfer a pic to another thread. The pics were originally posted by JumboBuc. I tried it out...and voila, it worked! Woohoo!)



[
atlantaden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 03:20 PM   #64
odurandina
Senior Member
 
odurandina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 4,593
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

^^logical, fantastic idea......

provide a blank canvas and they come.

don't even need to get on a streetcar.
odurandina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2018, 08:43 PM   #65
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 9,360
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Looks like they had a Grand Opening on the 13th.



BeeLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2018, 06:50 AM   #66
mdd
Senior Member
 
mdd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 725
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Good thing they bothered to clean up the metal panels before...
mdd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2018, 11:00 PM   #67
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 9,360
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Completed and open.







BeeLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2018, 01:59 PM   #68
shmessy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,325
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeeLine View Post
Looks like they had a Grand Opening on the 13th.

I'm told she has a great personality.......

.
shmessy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2018, 02:46 PM   #69
vanshnookenraggen
Moderator
 
vanshnookenraggen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City
Posts: 6,241
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

There is no way to tell this is a building for artists.
__________________
http://www.vanshnookenraggen.com | http://futurembta.com | http://hyperrealcartography.tumblr.com
brivx: well, my philosophy is: as designers, we make a good theater, we dont direct the play
vanshnookenraggen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2018, 07:48 AM   #70
mdd
Senior Member
 
mdd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 725
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

I would have liked to have seen some space for rotating murals, like Dewey Square.
mdd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2018, 10:03 AM   #71
odurandina
Senior Member
 
odurandina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 4,593
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

It's so meh... Lost on me until now is *(my lack of insight) is the possibility that in the overall scheme of things, how little this project will mean to so the vast number of people, if they even learn it exists. i'm sure artists will know. i guess that's what matters. Is it known what it will "be" to what number of people? Don't get me wrong, i hope this thing becomes an adored part of the community, as it well should. But i hope it isn't a miss. Could it have been built with advanced planning to add floors later, and benefits the souls of ++ talented people in the future?--as opposed to being used and enjoyed by, say far fewer than that greenhouse addition under the Preggo.
odurandina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2018, 10:15 AM   #72
DZH22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,087
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

How on Earth did this...
Quote:
Originally Posted by timsox6 View Post




Become this?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeeLine View Post
If we ignore the scale, is this the worst project this century? It looks like a mechanics garage from the 1970's, with a couple new windows on it.

EDIT: It looks like this is the front piece on the second picture of the original render. What happened to the rest of this? Is there a Phase 2?
DZH22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2019, 08:52 PM   #73
BeeLine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 9,360
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Mod please mark this as completed.





BeeLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2019, 02:16 PM   #74
estyle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 241
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Quote:
Originally Posted by DZH22 View Post
How on Earth did this...



Become this?!?!



If we ignore the scale, is this the worst project this century? It looks like a mechanics garage from the 1970's, with a couple new windows on it.

EDIT: It looks like this is the front piece on the second picture of the original render. What happened to the rest of this? Is there a Phase 2?
I don't hate it as much as everyone else here seems to--there are really nice views into the building from A Street. While the materials are very simple, it detailing is nice.

But, what I've heard and who know if that is accurate, is that the nimby neighbors killed the height. The height provided commercial lease space that would have paid for the building. Loosing the height lost the tenants lost the money lost the design.

And the irony is that a building that tall is approved next door and another one is in the works. Artists for Humanities was just too early. I bet if they could have waited a few years they would have their height because a bunch of developers got it.
estyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2019, 03:31 PM   #75
Beton Brut
Senior Member
 
Beton Brut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Orient Heights
Posts: 4,275
Re: Artists for Humanity | 100 W. 2nd | South Boston

Quote:
Originally Posted by estyle View Post
I don't hate it as much as everyone else here seems to--there are really nice views into the building from A Street. While the materials are very simple, it detailing is nice.
I don't love it, but I understand it. Indeed, if I have to accept The Hub on Causeway as good urbanism packaged with a design ethos worthy of a McDonald's Happy Meal toy, perhaps there's value in looking at this in a similar way -- good space that serves its users in a somewhat "confrontational" wrapper.

Quote:
Originally Posted by estyle View Post
But, what I've heard and who know if that is accurate, is that the nimby neighbors killed the height. The height provided commercial lease space that would have paid for the building. Loosing the height lost the tenants lost the money lost the design.
The same exact thing happened a decade ago with the project that became Longwood Center. The 28-story residential tower (pre-leased to Harvard Medical School) was erased from the plan by the Windsor School over shadows on their athletic fields.

Quote:
Originally Posted by estyle View Post
And the irony is that a building that tall is approved next door and another one is in the works. Artists for Humanities was just too early. I bet if they could have waited a few years they would have their height because a bunch of developers got it.
Is it possible that this addition is a more-or-less temporary building?
__________________
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
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
Old Boston Edison Plant | Summer St | South Boston stellarfun Development Projects 123 01-31-2019 02:04 PM
The Distillery | 516 E. Second St | South Boston briv Development Projects 26 09-02-2018 07:23 PM
105 W First Street | South Boston odurandina Development Projects 2 09-02-2018 07:16 PM
South Boston Heliport PaulC Development Projects 30 09-16-2008 10:35 AM
Gentrification of South Boston... ArcaneAlchemy Boston Architecture & Urbanism 7 08-21-2008 10:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.