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Macallen Building
Macallen Building
Office Da and Burt Hill
Boston, Massachusetts
Conservative South Boston was an unexpected site for the first LEED Gold residential building in New England. But enterprising developer Tim Pappas, along with Boston-based Office dA and Burt Hill Architects, decided to write their own rules for this distinctively shaped tower: Due to different zoning envelopes at either end, the building slopes from 11 stories at one end down to just six stories at the other. The architects, along with landscape architect Landworks Studio, treated the roof as an active surface, designing a series of private apartment terraces, along with a larger communal terrace off the building’s north facade. And, due to assiduous environmental planning, the 144-unit building consumes 30 percent less energy and 600,000 fewer gallons of water per year than a comparably sized conventional building.
Photo © John Horner

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