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Take a Glimpse into Beacon Hill’s Newly Renovated, Century-Old Synagogue

Look at an old photo of Beacon Hill, and even in sepia tones you’ll be able to pick out the Vilna Shul by its prominent […]

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Six Ways Urban Spaces May Change Because of Coronavirus

For many of us, the coronavirus outbreak has brought a greater sense of appreciation for our homes. The way we’ve previously inhabited our public spaces, […]

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Four Places to Find Henry Cobb’s Iconic Buildings in Boston

To stare into the massive mirror of the Hancock Tower (ok, 200 Clarendon) and see the Gothic beauty of Trinity Church reflected back at you […]

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Boston Architectural College’s Mahesh Daas Is on a Mission to Reshape Design Education

In 1990, Mahesh Daas became the first person in his family to get a college degree. Then, the following year, armed with a B.A. in […]

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This Is What a Decade of Development Did to Boston’s Skyline

Charles River skyline in 2010 vs. 2019 | Photo by Wit Suphamungmee via Flickr/Creative Commons  (left) | Photo by Dennis Tangney Jr/Getty Images (right) Tourists […]

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Sasaki Is Redesigning City Hall Plaza for the Masses

They say you can’t fight City Hall—but, with the right team in place, you can certainly redesign it. That’s the task at hand for Sasaki, […]

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Look Inside These 7 High-End Home Projects

Want to take a peek inside some of the area’s most gorgeous properties? Below, North Shore-based Lemanski Construction shares how the team managed to create such […]

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Where to See I.M. Pei’s Buildings around Boston

Design fans all over the world are mourning the passing of prolific architect I.M. Pei at 102 years old. Though his most widely-known project may be […]

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The Faces of Women in Design

Boston is brimming with designers, architects, and creative professionals who are making the city a hub for design excellence. Below, meet some of the women […]

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Tour Eight Historical Massachusetts Sites for Free This May

Seeing the way someone else lives is part of the vicarious fun of attending an open house. Even better? If those homes are some of […]

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An Early Look into Winthrop Center’s Eco-Friendly and Tech-Savvy Interior

Beyond the new shadows the tower will cast on the Common, Winthrop Center is planning to set some other new precedents in Boston. The $1.35 […]

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Five Places to See Purple Windows in Boston

Ever wonder why some of Boston’s brownstones and brick rowhouses flaunt purple windows? Back in the 1800s, when the glass was shipped over from France, it arrived […]

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Why Boston’s Brutalism Is Back in a Big Way

As gray as a cold, rainy Boston day, City Hall stands imposingly on Government Center’s brick-lined plaza amid a bevy of skyscrapers, practically begging you […]

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A New Exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, a wildly influential school of art, architecture, and design. Founded in Weimar, Germany, in 1919 by architect […]

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Celebrate City Hall’s 50th Anniversary with This Limited Edition Bronze Lapel Pin

Fifty years ago on Sunday, Boston City Hall, the Brutalist masterpiece people love to hate, officially opened to the public. The week of February 10, […]