BSA (Boston Society of Architects) Space Travel / Höweler + Yoon Architecture

BSA (Boston Society of Architects) Space Travel / Höweler + Yoon Architecture

© Andy Ryan

© Andy Ryan© Andy Ryan© Andy Ryan© Andy Ryan+ 10

share

share

Or

https://www.archdaily.com/209493/bsa-boston-society-of-architects-space-howeler-yoon-architecture

Text description of the architects. The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) recently opened its new headquarters, BSA Space, Boston’s premier cultural institution for architecture and design. The design of the new headquarters of the Boston-based company Höweler + Yoon Architecture focuses on a clearly visible “cloud cover” and an iconic staircase. These two architectural elements serve as a trademark for BSA Space and as an invitation to the exhibits and meeting rooms above. More pictures and project description after the break.

© Andy Ryan© Andy Ryan

The design for the new headquarters was selected as part of a competition in the fall of 2010 and is located on Boston’s waterfront between the Fort Point Channel and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway at the Atlantic Wharf building at 290 Congress Street.

© Andy Ryan© Andy Ryan

BSA Space offers approximately 6,000 square meters of gallery space. The inaugural exhibit is IN FORM, which showcases a 50 year legacy of projects in Boston to improve access to the city. Three themes – Readable City, New / Public, and Future – examine how design can influence our understanding of the city, expand its cultural impact and suggest new opportunities for its development. Each of these built and non-built projects combines architecture and urban planning with the design of information, exhibits, and events, and embodies a particular vision of what Boston is and what it could be. IN FORM was curated and designed by the local design company over, under and is sponsored by Cambridge Seven Associates and Eastern Salt Company.

© Ben Gebo© Ben Gebo

Other exhibits currently on display include an interactive map underneath the Boston architecture that highlights the city’s contemporary and historical architecture. Mapping Big Bend, an outdoor display of site-specific installations for a studio class at the Wentworth Institute of Technology; and fold! an origami-inspired installation by Aisha Densmore-Bey Assoc. AIA.

© Andy Ryan© Andy Ryan

In addition to gallery exhibitions, BSA Space offers architectural boat and hiking tours, lectures, films, and other events that keep the world busy with design. BSA Space also offers expanded facilities for membership and professional programs. The BSA Space Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Admission is free. More information can be found here.

© Ben Gebo© Ben Gebo