Mar. 5th Boston Home Magazine features Studio Luz

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Studio Luz is proud to announce that writer Alyssa Giacobbe has featured the Meyer Residence in Boston Home Magazine. Giacobbe covers a range of topics, giving readers a sense for the problem-solving skills that were required of Barraza and Piermarini as they navigated the design process as architects. Giacobbe delves into the Barraza and Piermarini’s shared values behind the design — modern aesthetic, openness, and sustainability — as well as their sometimes competing visions of how those values should manifest. Additionally, the article provides a full description of the Meyer Residence and photos of Barraza and Piermarini’s family in the home.

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The Meyer Residence, home to Studio Luz’s very own Hansy Better Barraza and Anthony Piermarini, is located on a small urban lot in Roslindale. The Meyer Residence emphasizes light, sustainability, and openness. The first floor is organized around a central stairwell that divides the service spaces from the family social spaces. The stairway serves as a light-well and air chimney for the home. It is made from perforated metal, custom bent to create the steps. The perforations allow for light and air to pass through the space freely. A central galley kitchen allows for the dining and living spaces to overlap with the food focused areas; this overlap encourages family social time on the first floor. On the second level, there are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and shared storage areas. A full roof deck allows for ample outdoor space for family life.

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The innovative use of space and material in the Meyer Residence has not gone unnoticed: in October 2015, the Meyer Residence won an American architecture award from the Chicago Athenaeum. To learn more about the creative process behind the Meyer Residence, click here and read the feature!

Apr. 7th Harpoon, Awards & More

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View of Beer Hall

On February 1st, the Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall & Visitor Center opened to much critical acclaim. After positive reviews from the Boston Magazine, Boston.com, and Twitter, the Beer Hall has been packed! Harpoon Senior Vice President of Marketing, Charlie Storey noted that the beer hall is so popular, it hit capacity on Saint Patrick’s Day weekend by 11:30 am!

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View from Function Room

Studio Luz Architects’s communal design has allowed for Harpoon to craft the experience of enjoying their beer among friends, all while taking in fantastic views of Boston and Harpoon’s new canning line! Make sure you go check out our latest project, and have a beer while you’re there.

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View from Bar

Make sure you check out more images of Harpoon on our website.

OTHER MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

luz_51Urbanica 691 Residences won a 2012 BSA Design Award for Housing Design. In other good news our Urbanica 691 Residences project on Massachusetts Avenue won a 2012 BSA Design Award for Housing Design. We are very proud of our design and collaboration with Urbanica, and appreciative of the recognition. Check out more images of Urbanica 691 on our website.

Leather District Loft featured in Boston Home “Best Of Boston Home 2012” issue. Leather District Loft also has received good press recently, as it was featured in Boston Home’s Best of Boston Home 2012 magazine. Check out the spread and make sure you look on our website to see more images, including an animation of how the space changes!

Barraza lectures about newly released book “Where are the Utopian Visionaries? Architecture of Social Exchange.” Principal Hansy Better Barraza of Studio Luz Architects is also lecturing to promote her recent book “Where are the Utopian Visionaries? Architecture of Social Exchange” and will have speaking engagements at The Cooper Union on April 11th and at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan on April, 12th.

For more information check out the books website for purchasing information and future lectures.