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Domino Sugar Factory Reimagined

New Design by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism to Be Presented Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission 11 October 2017 — Plans to transform the Domino Sugar refinery building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, into offices are taking a new turn: Beyer Blinder Belle’s design for the project has been scrapped, and developer Two Trees Management has now brought…

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The Greenest Buildings: What Architects Should Know About Masonry Restoration and Preservation

Nothing says sustainability more than preserving, restoring and repurposing existing buildings. The greenest buildings today are those already built. Masonry is a sustainable, resilient material that can survive floods and fires. It is the oldest and most permanent building material, exuding a sense of permanence, longevity, quality, reliability and familiarity, yet it is forgiving and flexible. Many brick buildings that were built more than 100 years ago are continuing to fulfill their original purposes, while others have been adapted for new purposes.…

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Iredale Mineral Cosmetics International Headquarters

Our firm, Croxton Collaborative Architects (CCA), a founder of the modern sustainability movement, recently completed the 21,000-square-foot international headquarters for Iredale Mineral Cosmetics (IMC)—manufacturers of jane iredale—in Great Barrington, Mass. A replacement for the company’s smaller home base nearby, the new structure represents the rehabilitation of the abandoned 1889 William Cullen Bryant School building (and its early 1900s addition), a Massachusetts Cultural Resource, as a 21st century center of operations.…

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SSIP versus ROAR: Stone Masonry Facades of Historic Church

By Joe Porcaro, PE Concrete and masonry structures that display visually severe distress warrant the intervention of an experienced specialty structural engineer to enable the owner to develop an informed and cost-effective strategy based on multiple options. Owners may not be aware of the stabilization with strengthening in-place (SSIP) option. An uninformed decision for demolition…

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Boston’s Liberty Hotel

Balancing preservation with modern functionality is not an easy job for any restoration project, but when converting a 19th century prison into a 21st century, luxury hotel, the situation is unusual if not unprecedented. In 2002, a design and construction team led by Cambridge Seven Associates began a five-year process to restore the defunct Charles Street Jail in Boston.…

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