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1035 West VanBuren180 Wells Avenue225 Davisville Landscape Revitalization2950 N Sheridan400 Wellington Condo500 Totten Pond Road at CityPoint616 Lofts on Monroe66 Water StreetAssembly RowBalliol CondominiumsBank of Canada – Head Office, OttawaBishops Place West HartfordCasa QueretaroCenter Point Business ParkChicago Marriott NapervilleCleveland Ohio Transportation Authority COTAContinental Towers in ChicagoEast Side Bond Condominium ComplexEdge ApartmentsErie Federal Credit UnionErnst & YoungFairmont HotelFashion House CondominiumFirst Mercury Financial CorporationFlats on VineFuseGrafton LumberyardGTECH World HeadquartersHalifax Central Library, Halifax, Nova ScotiaHolland Energy ParkHubbard CondominiumHudson Valley Office ComplexHullmark Condominium Roof DeckHullmark PlazaHutchinson Metro CentreHyatt Regency ChicagoInnovation DriveLoews Hotel EntranceMetal Craft / SCAG Power EquipmentNathan Phillips Square Podium Roof GardenOakbrook Business ParkOcean 650 ApartmentsOffice Building roof deckOne FederalPark at United Steel WorkersParkway CenterPier 4Regent Park – Block 25 BRiverside PlazaRoosevelt Collection ParketteServiam Gardens Senior ApartmentSidney Research CampusTelus Tower & Union PlazaThe 6thThe FoundryThe Milan CondominiumsThe Post at 200 SmithThe Preserve, OakvilleThe TremontThird District Police StationToronto City HallTrump Parc StamfordUnited Nations HeadquartersUptown Alleyway & MOCAValassisValhalla CondominiumsVoke LoftsWaterloo Region Courthouse, Waterloo, OntarioWestage TowersWhitby City Hall

Fuse

Fuse

Halvorson Design Partnership

Cambridge, MA

The Fuse Condominium project in Cambridge, Massachusetts set out to create an outdoor living room or public back yard for the residential community. ‘Residents in urban settings strive to find a balance between the excitement of the city, the vast social opportunities while trying to carve out a little serenity and relationship to nature, seasons, etc.’ said Robert Adams of Halvorson Design Partnership.

The courtyards and open spaces in this residential community provide many of the desired qualities of life: sunshine, nature, social spaces, etc. There are two roof amenity spaces on this project designed to provide a variety of different scaled spaces to appeal to a variety of users and uses. One has pool, lounging, dining area and conversational zones created with pergola-type structures and furniture groupings. This space used a 24”x24” concrete slab and wood deck tiles on pedestals to create a harmonious and beautiful design. The second space has a large green area with medium-size patios and dining rooms for mid-sized groups with grills, tables, chairs and side tables with intimate spaces tucked into the edges of the large central lawn. Using the same traditional permeable pavers that are used on the ground level, the designer was able to continue the hip and energizing paver design in this amenity space over a permeable base. Both spaces borrowed from the surrounding Alewife Reservation utilizing a glass railing to make the edge as porous as possible and using the same plant types found in the borrowed landscape to tie them together.

Robert points out that ‘Creating open space that provides social interaction at a variety of scales and activities, open space that connects to the context/larger natural environment, and open spaces that somehow enhance the seasons/natural systems’ was essential on this project.