Aug. 18th 691 Mass. Ave: Occupancy Granted!

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Studio Luz Architects would like to share the great news that 691 Massachusetts Avenue received the final certificate of occupancy. The project team led by Kamran Zahedi of Urbanica Design + Development is much to be credited for delivering a historically sensitive, yet contemporary new building for South End residents.

Facade along Massachusetts Avenue

The new building containing 40 residential units, strives to transition between the Victorian  row houses and the Neo-Renaissance Palazzo. We worked closely with the South End Historic Commission, the BRA, and neighborhood groups to create a building that is sensitive to its context yet of it’s own time. The building is comprised of terra-cotta rain screen panels, with compliments in anodized aluminum. Variations in texture and depth provide increased detail to be appreciated from the sidewalk.

The western facing, Trask Street facades of the building take on a different character, with a focus on creating access to light and air for the people living in the building. The fenestration pattern creates a subtle dynamic, also seen in the Massachusetts Avenue facades.

Metal Cladding Detail

The building features balconies with green screens, to allow for colorful plants in the future. These will bring life to the building and compliment the North Hampton Street Community Garden.

Screened Balconies

Facade along Trask Street