140 E. Berkeley
Architect / Zephyr Architects
Boston’s South End is a neighborhood with a mixture of building types and sizes. It is much more than the stately red brick we all think of. This project is a feasibility study for a site that is in decay and on a busy street. Street level retail, parking entrance, and open space are all incorporated at the ground, and a condo program rises above that expresses refinement and security. The design is a study in material contrasts, with a juxtaposition of vision glass, translucent glass screens, and massive elements expressed as pylons emerging through the building envelope. It is a simultaneous vision of activity and variation that is expressed with great activity in the confines of a simple mass. The living spaces feature unique outdoor spaces, generous views, and open plans to enjoy a similar level of material refinement in.