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  • macallen building condominiums, boston

    To hear Office dA's Nader Tehrani tell it, it's a small miracle that the Macallen condo building in Boston's South End became a reality. “It was built under the most difficult circumstances,” says Tehrani, whose firm acted as design architect on the proje

  • outside-in loft, boston

    The opportunity to purchase side-by-side apartments on the top floor of a Chinatown building allowed these clients to build the light-filled loft they really wanted. Although a structural partition between the two units had to stay, Höweler + Yoon Archite

  • Explore Boston's Macallen Building on Film

    Macallen Building Condominiums, a 2008 residential architect Design Award-winner (link) and Boston's first LEED-certified high-rise residential project, is the focus of the documentary, The Greening of Southie.

  • loft23, cambridge, mass.

    Strung between two parks, the glass-and-copper Loft23 takes modern urban housing to a new level.

  • Rising Star: David Hacin AIA

    David Hacin, AIA, knows everyone. The 44-year-old architect can't walk through Boston's South End, where he lives and works, without a stream of greetings from shopkeepers, neighbors, and fellow dog owners. Even in the city's other neighborhoods, he regularly runs into friends and acquaintances...

  • field's edge

    When it comes to architectural richness, not many places can top the Berkshire Mountain region in western Massachusetts. The area boasts great depth in its collection of 18th- and 19th-century farmhouses and agricultural buildings, in addition to some well-preserved Shaker-built structures.

  • Sea Catch

    When you look at something beautiful every day, it's easy to forget how extraordinary it is.

  • orleans residence, orleans, mass.

    Strung out along the lip of a naturally occurring bowl, this glass-and-cedar house reinforces the forms in the landscape.

  • cross purposes

    The ascent of the big-box retailer hasn't been kind to elite writing instrument makers like the A.T. Cross Co. But as part of its rebranding and repositioning strategy, the company hired Boston architect David Hacin's firm to design a prototype store for its products.

  • painting on fridays

    Jeremiah Eck started his residential practice in Boston with $30 in his pocket and little more than a pencil to draw with. Twenty-eight years later, the firm is thriving and Eck, FAIA, has taken up a paintbrush, retreating to his backyard studio each Friday to work on his landscape canvases.