60 Waterman Ground-Breaking

Posted on October 12th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD RES HALL, construction

On October 5th RISD’s new Residence Hall officially broke ground! We are excited to announce we have been working with RISD to design this new addition to the Freshman Quad after having completed the Master Plan for the Quad early last year. More information can be found on RISD’s Campus Master Plan website HERE and more to come soon!

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Views Coming Soon to 515 Euclid!

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _The Beacon, construction

A big thanks to Josh Haney at our partner firm DLR Group for these amazing views from the 20th floor of The Beacon project in downtown Cleveland! Construction will be complete early 2019!

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THE BEACON RISING AT 515 EUCLID

Posted on April 4th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _The Beacon, construction

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SHELLS AND HOLES: MIT SITE 4 UPDATE!

Posted on December 21st, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, construction

Office site visit: December 13, 2017, much going on including slurry walls, seacant piles, LBEs, driven piles, and sheet piling!

individual slurry wall hole

slurry wall system in use

 foundations for tower

elevator pit that will go from ground level retail down to the garage

bracing for E39

E38 stripped down

future skylight at E38

 

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Between Industrial Production and Ergonomics

Posted on October 5th, 2017 by Lisa LaCharité

Posted under: construction, NADLAB, Things We Like

Part of our research examines the relationship between architectural conventions and their engagement with the body. The logic of industrial production permeates these conventions. As industrial production pushes for simplification, optimization, and an adherence to ‘machine’ protocols, the body demands accommodation, customization, and a figural adherence. The design of furniture consequently compromises the body more often than succumbing to costly craft. This furniture-scale intervention proposes a mediated balance between industrial production and its connection to the body. We follow an industrial-style logic for massing and detail assembly while leveraging the organic cabinetry details as an opportunity to better fit the hand and to aestheticize the plywood’s method of construction.

The object consists entirely of marine-grade Baltic birch plywood. We coated each piece with water-soluble polyurethane preserve its light color.

Wooden pegs and grooves connect the pieces to each other, allowing disassembly. While we milled pin holes on the faces of each piece, pin holes on the endgrains had to be hand-drilled with a custom jig.

CNC-milled cabinetry details aestheticize the plywood’s method of construction.

Prototypes test handle ergonomics.

We assembled groups of pieces in the lab and finished assembly on site.

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Dortoir Familial Construction Update

Posted on September 25th, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: construction

The cantilever at Dortoir Familial is taking form!

 

 

 

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Dortoir Familial Begins Construction

Posted on July 20th, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: construction

Construction has started on Dortoir Familial in Saint-Tropez. Read more about the project HERE.

Dortoir Familial massing from NADAAA on Vimeo.

 

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Construction beginning on Site 4 in Cambridge

Posted on June 14th, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, construction

Construction on our project in Kendall Square for MIT has begun! NADAAA is collaborating with Perkins+Will to create a mixed-use development that will include renovating these two buildings wrapped in blue on Main Street and adding a tower above and base building at the rear.

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NORTH CURTAIN WALL GOING UP AT BEAVER

Posted on April 20th, 2017 by Gretchen Neeley

Posted under: _BEAVER R+D Center, Academic, construction

The expression of the vertical curtain wall framing members is pronounced before the glass is installed and remains clearly visible on the interior.

However, the final exterior expression of the north facade is to suppress all vertical framing by using a structural silicone joint. The horizontal joints are awaiting their custom profile caps.

 

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OFFICE VISIT TO BEAVER

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _BEAVER R+D Center, Academic, construction

We took an office trip today to check out construction progress at Beaver, Gretchen gave us a tour.

 

cracks!

future ramp

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