Tag: historic renovation boston

Trash or Treasure: What Will Become of Brutalist Structures?

Few architectural styles engender as much hatred as Brutalism. The style flourished mainly from the 1950’s to the 1970’s, and if you haven’t noticed yet, it’s everywhere from college campuses to parking garages to government buildings. Brutalist architecture does not sugarcoat the structure, instead allowing these often hulking, blocky, and yes, brutal looking buildings to […]

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America's Most Endangered Historic Architecture

We often focus on the newest architectural developments here on the blog, but today we’re taking a look at older architecture. The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently released their 2012 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The NTHP has put out this list annually for 25 years in order to draw attention […]

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Architecture Worth Saving?

Residents and preservationists are clashing with Wayne State University over the fate of an Albert Kahn-designed building, begging the question: When is architecture worth saving? The American Beauty Electric Iron building, a former factory in Detroit’s Midtown, is set to be demolished by WSU in order to create a “staging area” for construction vehicles and […]

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Florida Workforce Housing

In our last post we explored the world of workforce housing, from Boston’s early 20th century triple deckers to a brand new lodge in the shale fields of Texas.  For another look at what’s current in the world of workforce housing, check out this great project featured on Multi Housing News– a Tampa workforce housing […]

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Bright Color in Architecture and Design

Contemporary architecture and interior design often seem to be a wash of white, gray, chrome, and glass. However, at Leslie Saul & Associates, we love to use bright colors in order to liven things up and contrast with other design elements. When we stumbled across this project on Houzz, we were instant fans. A hefty […]

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The Front Entry: How Do We Welcome People?

The holidays are on the way, and with them comes a busy season of entertaining and visiting friends and family. The front entry of a home seems to take on much more importance during this time of year, becoming a beacon to guests on dark winter nights, as anyone who has ever rushed through the […]

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Renovating a Boston Landmark

The Commercial Wharf building in Boston’s historic North End is a beloved Boston landmark. The building was originally designed and built by Boston Architect Isiah Rogers in the early 1830s. Commercial Wharf was built in 1832 as a warehouse facility for ships traveling between Massachusetts and the Far East. Back in the day the docks […]

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