MIT Site 4 in The Architect’s Newspaper

Posted on May 24th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Press

AN’s Matthew Marani present’s Site 4’s complex façade systems in this month’s special issue of AN.

“At Site 4, the aluminum panels are enormous—each is 10 feet tall, anywhere between 15 and 29 feet wide, and weighs 4,200 pounds—yet they are arranged like courses of masonry. Pushing the comparison further, they dagger at the tower corners like coppery quoins.”

Read on HERE.

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Site 4 gets public art by Agnieszka Kurant

Posted on May 17th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Things We Like

Check out a preview of Agnieszka Kurant‘s first installation of her two-part site-specific commission ‘The End of Signature’ commissioned for two new buildings on MIT’s campus in Kendall Square including Site 4 show above. Kurant developed this site-specific iteration of ‘The End of Signature’ in collaboration with students and faculty at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). A companion work will be installed on the facade of an adjacent building later this year. Kurant was the 2019-20 Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at MIT.

Learn more HERE.

Thank you Mark Pasnik for the photo!

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MIT mock-ups featured in David K. Ross’s new book

Posted on May 15th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, construction

Archetypes features a recent series by Canadian artist David K. Ross, who works at the interface of photography, film, and installation. His images of architectural mock-ups, staged at night with dramatic lighting that isolates structures from their surroundings, demonstrate how these objects have become a charged form of proto-architecture. The book offers an effective platform to consider what it means to pre-construct fragments of buildings in all their complexity. Published alongside Ross’s images are four essays framing the historical, technological, and civic significance of the mock-up.

NADAAA, Kendall Square, Cambridge, United States, 2018 (I and II)

For more information or to order a copy please click HERE.

Many of Ross’s works will be exhibited at upcoming shows in Zurich, Munich, Basel, and at Daniels Building’s Architecture and Design Gallery.

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MIT Site 4 Graduate Tower Complete!

Posted on March 10th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Things We Like

We are excited to see MIT Site 4 complete, and can’t wait for students and staff to enjoy the space!

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MIT Mock-Up featured in DAVID K. ROSS Exhibit

Posted on August 26th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Installations + Exhibitions

The Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Montréal will present, from August 28 – October 19, 2019, “ARCHETYPES” by David K. Ross, featuring new photographic works. There will be an artist reception Wednesday, August 28th at 5:30pm. More info HERE.

“The result of four years of research and exclusive access to construction sites around the globe, Ross’ photographs take us behind the scenes and over the hoardings to encounter these rarely-seen fragments from the world of architecture. Captured using flash photography on building sites locked down for the evening, the scale and location of these structures remain ambiguous.” – Patrick Mikhail Gallery

“Mock-ups carry something of the photographic within them. Both the mock-up — and its image — physically and indexically reference concepts and ideas that are in formation but are not viewable in their totality. Like photographs, mock-ups are framing devices that focus attention on specific elements taken out of context.” – David K. Ross 

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ARCHITECTURAL RECORD: “MIT’s Building Boom Brings New Slate of Major Architects to Campus”

Posted on July 5th, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Press

“On the Kendall Square side [of MIT], a pair of towers currently under construction on Main Street will form the new ‘eastern gateway’ to the campus. One [Site 4], by Boston-based firm NADAAA, in collaboration with Perkins+Will as architect of record, is a 28-story, 454-unit graduate-student residence with daring cantilevers and views of the Charles River. The structure will also include retail, offices, a childcare center, a 200-seat forum for public events, and the new MIT admissions office.”

“[MIT’s current developments] are more contextual, more aligned to the institute’s goal of melding with its Cambridge surroundings, in an effort to promote healthier, more dynamic interaction between the institute and its neighbors.”

Site 4 construction will be completed in summer 2020! Read more HERE.

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Tallest building in Cambridge (for now!)

Posted on April 12th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, construction

As of April 2nd, 2019 the MIT Site 4 project was officially the tallest building in Cambridge! Right now the building is at 299′, but will reach 330′ by the end of constrction.

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Spectrum Celebrates the Future of Kendall Square

Posted on November 5th, 2018 by Jacob Hangen

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Press

Spectrum, MIT’s publication for friends and supporters, recently provided an update on the future Kendall Square. Here, MIT President Rafael Reif explained that the boundaries between campus, community, education and entrepreneurship will blur. “Once the cranes leave town, we’ll be left with a Kendall Square full of possibility for the Institute, the region, the nation, and the world… If you haven’t been to Kendall Square recently, I hope you’ll stop by for a visit. You’ll be amazed by the progress we’re making.” Read the full article in Spectrum HERE. More info on NADAAA and Perkins+Will’s collaboration on the MIT Site 4 project at Kendall Square can be found HERE.

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MIT gateway project wins 2018 Progressive Architecture Award

Posted on March 9th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Awards

NADAAA’s collaboration with Perkins+Will has received a Progressive Architecture Award in the program’s 65th year. For more on the project which is currently under construction click HERE.

“I think it’s super elegant. It has some intimate moves on the façade, which are a big challenge in a project of this size.” —juror Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, AIA

See all the winners HERE.

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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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