Wednesday, August 12, 2009


These photos taken last week show the completion of the exterior of the townhouses. Almost like a cocoon, lots of work has also been going on inside the two commercial units in preparation for the new storefront to be installed. The ATAS standing seam metal roof sourced from Beacon Sales is one of the elements used to distinguish this building from its traditional surroundings. 

The rear elevation shows the horizontal install of James Hardie Sierra 8 cement board panels to wrap the two story entry vestibule. In contrast to these "before" pictures, the transformation is almost complete.

Assembly Model

Our Masters Student from the Boston Architectural College, produced this model of the SIPs panels from the shop drawings. Generally these days physical models have been replaced by 3-D computer  modeling. However, this model was a test of the shop drawings and provided a visualization for the contractor that drawings just can not produce.