1943 Dot Ave
Can we reinvent a familiar multifamily style and Type V podium construction on a tight budget while paying homage to the neighborhood?
Boston, Massachusetts | Peregrine Group, LLC | 64 rental units | 1,500 s.f. commercial space
Located along a major historic artery into Boston, this infill, transit-oriented development includes a four-story, 64-unit wood-framed apartment community over a concrete podium and a ground-floor commercial space. The tight sloping site required clever approaches to squeezing a slight subgrade parking garage under the post-tensioned concrete podium and accomplishing the developer’s density and budget goals.
The mid-sized building is designed to bridge between the scale and proportion of the existing neighborhood triple-deckers and the newly built and proposed larger scale multifamily developments. The exterior illustrates the identity of each individual dwelling unit through the expression of its structure resulting in a horizontal aesthetic, which is unexpected for Type V buildings. The cantilevered, stacked floors play with mass, creating a dynamic offset look that suits the neighborhood and its quintessential triple-decker housing stock.
H I G H L I G H T S
• Innovative facade articulation and assembly methods for exterior materials.
• Minimal Exterior Load-Bearing Walls
• Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
• Post-tensioned Concrete Podium