Residential Penthouses on Mixed-Use Buildings
2006 Competition Overview
Old meets new on a site recently opened up to a greenway as a result of the "Big Dig" atop a building in Boston's historic financial district. Construction on the roofs of existing commercial buildings presents a unique set of challenges. These include constructability, privacy, mixed-use design, and economies of scale. The focus of the project is dealing with these constraints creatively, while emphasizing advances in material science construction techniques and energy efficiency.
The program calls for a lightweight, energy-efficient, flexible, urban penthouse that meets the needs of a family of four that includes a professional musician, a venture capitalist and two teenage children.
Keith Moskow, AIA
Chairperson and Program Author
Principal, Moskow Architects, Inc.
Marlon Blackwell Architects
Michael A. Cannizzo, AIA
Senior Architect / Urban Planner
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Resolution: 4 Architecture
New York, NY
Peter N. Vincent, AIA
Peter Vincent & Associates, LLC
Lyceum Fellowship Committee