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Industry Connect: Five Cutting-Edge Building Materials to Watch in 2016

bioplas

Products that draw inspiration from the natural world.

Blaine Brownell, architect and materials researcher and author of Transmaterial books (2006, 2008, 2010), compiled his predictions on the next big materials technology for 2016. The materials listed are not yet commercially available, however many will launch in 2016. 

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Industry News: Future of Architecture

Singapore

When you find yourself hopping into your local movie theater to catch the latest sci-fi action movie, you’ll be introduced to an archetype of worlds that defy imagination; alien-like civilizations with bridges and buildings that “stretch into the heavens” and test the borders of reality.  

Architecture is rooted in history, however ever expanding and evolving to suit the needs of society.  “The results can be physically fantastical”, but how can we further the development of a growing civilization on a waning planet? That is the bigger picture.

Read More Date: Nov 19, 2015 Posted in: Blog Green Building Tags: green building, industry

Berkshire Place Breaks Ground

Berkshire Place

Photo: From iBerkshires.com

On Thursday October 31, representatives of Berkshire Place and general contractor Allegrone Construction, gathered together with city and state officials, under a small tent to participate in the official ground breaking of the new Berkshire Place.

Old Made New: A Thoughtful Renovation

Off the Grid

Miles from any town or city, in the western countryside of Spain, a beautiful old stable now lives as a gorgeous home, which perfectly melds an old stone exterior with a fresh and modern living space.

Read More Date: Jul 30, 2013 Posted in: Blog Green Building Tags: green building, masonry, modern, sustainability

The Howard: Back to the Original Plans

The Howard

Photo: Emily and Allen Phoenix of Chicago Albumen Works

Constructed in 1916 in the Classical Revival Style, which was typical for the era, The Howard Building was originally constructed to house a hardware and agricultural implement business which catered to the surrounding farms and the great estates of the rural Berkshires. The Howard, a popular Pittsfield staple, sold tools, dairy & poultry supplies as well as other important farming implements. But it was best known as a seed company, annually producing a seed catalogue, which it published through 1960 issuing 10,000 copies that year alone. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2010, The Howard Building was purchased by Allegrone Construction as a Historic Redevelopment project. It is fast becoming one of the most exciting and transformative real estate projects in Downtown Pittsfield. So, you can imagine our delight when Holly Stover the granddaughter of Frank Howard, contacted us with the original plans. 

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