Architecture

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From Churches to Condos

1. The Lucas 136 Shawmut Avenue, Boston Year built: 1874 Prices: Ranging from about $600,000 to $4 million per unit Unit sizes: 650 to 3,500 square feet The awe-inspiring 19th-century Holy […]

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Scenes from Common Boston 2016

If you missed Boston’s first-ever open-house architecture festival, you might be able to soak in some of its magic through Instagram. The festival provided unrestricted access […]

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Boston’s First-Ever Open-House Architecture Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

Brutalist, Federal, old, new—Boston’s architecture is a wonderful mishmash of styles and periods. On June 4 and 5, all of it will be celebrated in the city’s […]

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Portland Head Light Is Clad in Scaffolding

UPDATE: The lighthouse’s scaffolding was removed to reveal a new coat of paint on June 10. To the dismay of swarms of tourists this weekend, the country’s most […]

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Boston Architecture Cruises Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend

This year, you can get your fix of Boston’s storied and exquisite architecture from an aqueous vantage point—every day. In years past, architecture cruises hosted […]

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Five Ways to Celebrate Preservation Month in Boston

With graduation ceremonies, proms, and Mother’s Day brunches, there are quite a few festivities to pencil in during the month of May. But the city […]

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Daily Dose of Design: Boston Architecture

Dear Bostonians, Happy National Architecture Week. To celebrate, we’re rounding up images depicting Boston’s urban charm to inspire you. In a mood board of sorts, here’s […]

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Have You Noticed Harvard Yard’s Portals?

A total of 25 gates frame Cambridge’s beloved Harvard Yard. These gates, the first of which was designed and built almost 130 years ago, aren’t […]

News

Architect Zaha Hadid Dies at 65

Zaha Hadid, one of the world’s most renowned architects, passed away early Thursday morning. Hadid had contracted bronchitis earlier in the week and suffered a sudden heart […]

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Boston Landmark: The Custom House Tower

More than 100 years after its completion, the city’s original skyscraper still stands tall in the Financial District.

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There’s a Tiny House Party This Weekend

If you’ve always admired the tiny house movement from afar, your chance to get up close and personal with it starts this weekend. Architect, microbuilder, […]

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The New Architectural Lighting at City Hall, By the Numbers

Pretty soon, you’ll be looking at City Hall in a new light. This week, Mayor Marty Walsh announced a plan for an architectural lighting installation […]

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Photos: A History of the Northern Ave. Bridge

The rusty, sad structure that links downtown to the Seaport is set to be removed in March. But the Northern Ave Bridge wasn’t always such […]

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380 Stuart Street Is More Than What We Bargained For

The design of 380 Stuart Street is a lot more than we bargained for.

Arts & Entertainment

New Book ‘Heroic’ Reexamines Boston’s Concrete Architecture

A new book reexamines the city’s concrete behemoths.