Residential Design

VOL3 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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MULTIFAMILY HOUSING Jefferson Park Apartments ARCHITECT: ABACUS ARCHITECTS + PLANNERS LOCATION: CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS PROJECT SIZE: 104 UNITS AT 600-1,380 SQUARE FEET Jefferson Park replaces public housing built in 1951. A local street is extended across Rindge Avenue into the heart of the community, knitting Jefferson Park into the neighborhood fabric. Four landscaped courtyards line this central spine, with walkways, landscaping, terraces, and yards, creat- ing a carefully articulated gradation of space from public to private. The glass-wrapped community spaces lining the avenue offer places for meetings and classes. Two-story townhouses over one-story flats are the primary building blocks. Flats have landscaped patios; stairs lead up to townhouse terraces and entries, giving every apartment its own doors and identity. To maintain a high density and quality of life, two elevator buildings with patios and balconies anchor opposite corners of the site. The massing—articulated with recessed terraces, stairs, pergolas, screens, and south- facing roofs—uses a cross-cultural architectural language of solids and voids, horizontals and verti- cals, natural materials and bright colors. —Abacus Architects + Planners ADDITIONAL CREDITS DEVELOPER/MANAGER: Cambridge Housing Authority; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: W.T. Rich Co., Inc.; LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Stantec, Inc.; CIVIL ENGINEER: Allen & Major Associates, Inc.; MPFP ENGINEER: Norian/ Siani Engineering, Inc.; ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Nangle Engineering, Inc.; STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Lin Associates, Inc.; GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER: McPhail Associates, LLC; PHOTOGRAPHER: Bruce T. Martin Photography 28 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2019 AWARDS

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