The architecturally unique and highly visible buildings of Boston are being reimagined and reinvented in the digital age.
For Boston architecture students, the project is the latest in a series of projects that aim to revitalise a city whose cityscape is dominated by high-rise buildings, with only a handful of mid-rise and lower-rise apartments.
Boston’s architects are currently working on a massive new structure that will be able to accommodate the city’s growing population.
But the idea behind the project, called the Architectural Salvage Center, is to turn the iconic building into a virtual museum and archive, allowing students to view the building’s past, present and future in a way that is unlike anything they have ever seen before.
The project is a collaboration between the architecture school and the Boston Architecture Foundation, a non-profit organisation that aims to transform the city and its neighbourhoods into a vibrant, diverse and safe place for everyone.
The Architectural Recycling Center will be the first project to open in the city, which is about to host the World Architecture Festival in 2019.
“The goal is to provide students with a way to be immersed in the buildings and their stories,” said Tania Tamburino, the architecture student in charge of the project.
“It’s a way for students to see how architecture has shaped their cities and their neighborhoods and understand how the city has changed over time.”‘
A new city’ The Architecturally Salvage Building, built in 1929, was the first residential building built in Boston, with its distinctive white façade and elegant facade.
But as the city grew in population and wealth, so did the need for new housing.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Boston became home to many of the nation’s first high-rises, with thousands of people living in them at a time when a city with fewer than 10,000 residents was struggling to contain the cityscape’s soaring population.
Many of the apartments built around these new buildings were not as well-designed as their taller counterparts, leaving them vulnerable to collapse.
In 2008, Boston’s population was around 100,000 people, a number that has more than doubled in the past decade.
The city’s historic buildings and historic districts were then converted into luxury condominiums and apartments for the wealthiest residents.
The architectural salvage center, which aims to preserve the building in its original form and in a future that will never be possible, aims to create a museum to display the building and its stories.
Its goal is for the building to be the central focus of the city in a museum that students can access through a digital link, rather than a glass wall.
“We’re trying to build a virtual world that allows students to be able interact with the building,” said Rene Dusseault, the architect in charge.
“They can visit its interior and look at the floor plans, see how the buildings have changed, and look for new pieces that will tell their stories.”‘
We’re going to rebuild the city’ After years of painstaking work, Dusseeault and his team are on track to open the building on January 31.
The building will be a replica of the original that was once the tallest building in Boston and one of the tallest in the world.
The original was built in 1932, the year it was constructed, and was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
But in the years that followed, the original was converted into a collection of apartment buildings.
By the early 1990s, it was becoming a ghost town, with many buildings in the neighborhood abandoned and boarded up.
In 2009, a large-scale redevelopment project that included the demolition of the building began.
The site of the salvage center is now part of a redevelopment project for the city.
A public exhibition and a new plaza have also been planned, and the building will have a new name.
The Salvage will have an open space for students and visitors to come and explore the building.
In order to ensure that students are given a place to interact with and share their story with others, students will be asked to stay at the Salvage for three days.
Dusdeault hopes that students will become part of the team that is working on the museum and the public exhibition.
“This is a new city,” he said.
“A new architecture, a new culture, a whole new world that we’re going the wrong way, and we need to find a way forward.”
For students, that means being immersed in buildings that are still recognizable and in their current form.
They will see the history of the buildings through the eyes of their students, and be able share their memories of those buildings with the public.
The students will also be able see the work of other students that have been working on various projects at the salvage facility.
They can come and interact with their colleagues who have been building new buildings, or with the students who have