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Chesterwood Studio Restoration Update

Making the front page of Sunday's paper, the historic Chesterwood restoration nears completion. 

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/News/ci_25505766/Renovation-of-Frenchs-studio-at-Chesterwood

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See Allegrone's project page for more information about the famous sculpor and the restoration of his historic property: http://www.allegroneconstruction.com/projects/88-chesterwood_historic_site_of_the_national_trust_for_historic_preservation/detail

 

Save the Date - Chesterwood Gala May 23, 2014.  Stay connected with the National Trust's website for details and come see the restored Studio:

http://chesterwood.org/studio-preview-gala-may-23-2014/

Read More Date: Apr 16, 2014 Posted in: Press Work in progress Local News Tags: chesterwood

Continuity: Architecture and Engineering

Continuity

Allowing architecture and engineering to equally participate in the outcome of a buildings function and aesthetics is something worth reading about!  Many projects today have these two disciplines separated, but when they merge a project has the potential of developing into something really spectacular.  Zaha Hadid, a world-renowned architect, designed this high-rise in Miami so that the structure creates the aesthetics.

http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/miami-1000-museum-tower-designed-by-zaha-hadid-architects_o.aspx?dfpzone=general

See how one of our own designers, Anthony Allegrone, explores this realm of architecture and engineering in his own thesis development by clicking read more below.

Plywood Interiors

Plywood

Plywood, the manufactured wood panel from the family of manufactured boards, which includes medium-density fiber board, particle board and chipboard, has recently been making appearances as a material for interior space. Made from thin sheets of wood veneer, Plywood used as an interior cladding, adds a modern look, which is both warm and clean. Below, we share 12 examples of how the historically inexpensive, rough material, can create a beautiful space with a finished look.

Treasured Memories Revealed: The Howard Building, Then and Now

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As she walked into the old, but new again building on First Street between Fenn and Federal, Holly Stover-Howard had much to say about what she remembered about the old Howard building and marveled at the new and restored one. She told the stories of her childhood – running down the hallways and up the old staircases, counting inventory of nails and screws from the first floor to the third, she brought us back to another time and place.

Bringing the Holidays to Downtown Pittsfield

The Onota Building storefront on North Street in Pittsfield has been transformed into a magical holiday wonderland. Sue Allegrone decorated the space in hopes of bringing back some of the magic of Christmas as it was years ago when all of North Street’s storefront boasted beautiful window displays, bells ringing, music playing and lights twinkling. The festive holiday décor brings back that ‘Once Upon A Time’ feeling that was enjoyed by all ages many years ago… 

 

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Read More Date: Nov 29, 2013 Posted in: Blog Local News Tags: downtown arts district, onota

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