Architecture

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The Top 10 Houses in Film

Spend a chilly fall weekend watching classic architecture in living color: 1. Ice Storm, filmed on location in New Canaan. This gorgeous and little-known Ang […]

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Minding the Mass. Ave./Boylston Gap

I was walking on Mass. Ave. surrounded by U-Hauls and overflowing SUVs when I found myself at the intersection with Boylston, sitting atop the gulch […]

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Re-Branding Boston: It Takes a Plan

If Boston is going to re-frame itself for the 21st century, we are going to have to see a large-scale vision of that future. It […]

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Getting On Without Borders

While there are many tears among bibliophiles over the demise of bookstores in the Internet age — and even by city revenue managers over the […]

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Why Do Bostonians Vilify Tall Buildings?

As we slowly emerge from the parallel universe that is the now-completed debt-ceiling crisis, it brings to mind some other ways in which small groups […]

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The New Northern Avenue

I had to look up to a street sign to know where I was for a moment, as I did not recognize the street. Northern […]

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Park It: Getting to the Harbor Islands

How do you get people to get beyond the city limits to explore the Harbor Islands? A study in approaches: 1) You design a public […]

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Philly Style … in Davis Square

Ask anyone from the Philadelphia or southern New Jersey region what they long for most from home, and a few items usually pop up. First […]

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The Convention Center Chronicles: Wrap-Up

Expanding the Convention Center and adding a Headquarters hotel are going to be heavy financial lifts for this area. We are talking about an initial […]

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One Home Renovation Project You Should Skip

The one thing that annoys me most about green going mainstream is people’s mistaken belief that being eco-friendly means buying stuff — that somehow a […]

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Daily Feed

Facebook Gets the No-Go on Ending Winklevii Suit. The next step for Mark Zuckerberg’s former Harvard classmates is to file a request with the U.S. […]

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Q&A: Walter Pierce, Lexington-Based Pioneering Architect

Some years back, the architect and Lexington resident, Walter Pierce was quoted in the Boston Globe, describing Peacock Farm, a pioneering modernist neighborhood in Lexington […]

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Q&A: Walter Pierce, Lexington-Based Pioneering Architect

Some years back, the architect and Lexington resident, Walter Pierce was quoted in the Boston Globe, describing Peacock Farm, a pioneering modernist neighborhood in Lexington that […]

Upward Bound

Renovations, like relationships, are a series of compromises—so it’s safe to say that Steve Naha and Vincenzo Scibelli are experts at meeting in the middle. […]

Paradigm Shift

It’s not every day that designers get to mix bales of hay and molten metal. But when a couple in the western suburbs needed a barn […]