Located at the corner of Washington Street and Worcester Square in Boston’s South End, this residential building sits at one the most prominent sites in the neighborhood. Comprised of a six-story building along Washington Street and a single townhouse at the back of the site, the design strategy began by creating a building which would ‘book-end’ the block along Washington, as well as create a gateway to historic Worcester Square. As such, the six-story portion of the building is more massive and pulled out in front of the adjacent buildings, while the townhouse abutting Worcester Square steps down to approximately 2 ½ stories, addressing the scale of the homes around the Square’s perimeter.  The design takes cues from the adjacent context, matching window lines of abutting buildings and using a material palette suggestive of the masonry structures along Washington Street. These elements are interpreted through the lends of an otherwise modern building, creating a design which is respectful of its context, while being distinctly modern.
       
     
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 Located at the corner of Washington Street and Worcester Square in Boston’s South End, this residential building sits at one the most prominent sites in the neighborhood. Comprised of a six-story building along Washington Street and a single townhouse at the back of the site, the design strategy began by creating a building which would ‘book-end’ the block along Washington, as well as create a gateway to historic Worcester Square. As such, the six-story portion of the building is more massive and pulled out in front of the adjacent buildings, while the townhouse abutting Worcester Square steps down to approximately 2 ½ stories, addressing the scale of the homes around the Square’s perimeter.  The design takes cues from the adjacent context, matching window lines of abutting buildings and using a material palette suggestive of the masonry structures along Washington Street. These elements are interpreted through the lends of an otherwise modern building, creating a design which is respectful of its context, while being distinctly modern.
       
     

Located at the corner of Washington Street and Worcester Square in Boston’s South End, this residential building sits at one the most prominent sites in the neighborhood. Comprised of a six-story building along Washington Street and a single townhouse at the back of the site, the design strategy began by creating a building which would ‘book-end’ the block along Washington, as well as create a gateway to historic Worcester Square. As such, the six-story portion of the building is more massive and pulled out in front of the adjacent buildings, while the townhouse abutting Worcester Square steps down to approximately 2 ½ stories, addressing the scale of the homes around the Square’s perimeter.

The design takes cues from the adjacent context, matching window lines of abutting buildings and using a material palette suggestive of the masonry structures along Washington Street. These elements are interpreted through the lends of an otherwise modern building, creating a design which is respectful of its context, while being distinctly modern.

Zero Worcester_2_.jpg
       
     
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