Located at 38 Newbury Street, this eight story building designed by Henry Bailey Alden in the 1920’s represents the style and construction of Boston Renaissance Revival architecture in the Back Bay of Boston. The Client’s objectives aimed to renovate an existing storage space to reflect their progressive style through inner office connectivity in a socially efficient environment. As a result, visual connectivity became essential for the planning and aesthetic of the design. The inspiration for the design was discovered when the existing ceiling was removed and a panel formed vaulted concrete structure was revealed. This moment of realization focused the ceiling as a main design feature and evoked an architecture of connectivity between spaces. The overall composition results in an arrangement of surfaces and materials in which the personnel may remain visually connected to the space, street life, context, and overall architectural features.
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