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Monthly Archives: May 2013

MassArt Residence Hall Designed As Boston Skyline Painting With Custom-Colored Alucobond Plus ACM

Alucobond Plus, MassArt Residence, ADD, Boston, Photo by Peter Vanderwarker

Project Name: Student Residence Hall at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
Project Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Alucobond Materials: 174,768 sq. ft., 4mm thickness 7 custom colors, 5 gloss levels
Year of Installation: 2012
Architect: ADD, Inc., Boston
Fabricator/Installer: Lymo Construction Co., Inc., Merrimack, N.H.
General Contractor: Suffolk Construction Co., Inc., Boston
Images: Peter Vanderwarker courtesy of MassArt
The practical goal of the new $61-million 21-story Student Residence Hall at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) in Boston may have been to provide 145,600 square feet of on-campus accommodations for 493 students when it opens in the fall of 2012.  But the unique design of the new Residence Hall – which is clad in 5,500 Alucobond® Plus aluminum composite panels in seven custom colors that are dimensionally positioned with glass to invoke Gustav Klimt’s 1909 “Tree of Life” painting – has met an aesthetic goal to set the building apart on the Boston skyline and, thereby, create an idiosyncratic image for MassArt. (more…)