The Awards Acknowledgement winning project of Kennedy & Violich Architecture has now been completed with ten apartments, studios and penthouses in the urban in-fill development. The building creates a unique identity through its set-back terraced façade that gives out onto the street, its transformation of wrought iron fire escapes into a digitally designed and fabricated screen wall.
The building is located in Boston’s North End 100 Transitscore neighborhood and within 400m of the closest T station. The community benefits from integrated storage spaces and bike racks for all units, private balconies with views of Salem Street, and a terrace courtyard at the rear of the property that is accessible to all residents. The building has a carbon negative structure – with timber used for construction harvested by the Forest Stewardship Council, that sequesters almost 100 million tons of CO2.
The project won an LafargeHolcim Awards Acknowledgement prize in 2014 and was praised by the independent regional jury for envisioning sustainability as a “common sense” culture. The Chrysanthemum Building contributes to an architecture based on fundamental and real principles, an architecture nonetheless poetic in its expression.
For sales information, floor plans and further images of the project see: www.126salemstreet.com