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Last summer, the Clark Art Institute held an exhibition entitled “Unearthed.” The main attraction of the exhibition was a 5th Century, Chinese sarcophagus, built for Song Shaozu. The tomb was uncovered in the northern city of Datong by workers constructing dorms at a local college. Found fully intact and built in the style of the dwellings typical for the 5th Century, the tomb is a representation of what an ancient Chinese home looked like.
This year Allegrone Construction is honored to have received the Preservation Massachusetts Tsongas award under the category of Construction Planning.
The Preservation Massachusetts Tsongas Award, which took place on May 1, 2013 in Boston, MA, is to “recognize and celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic resources.
The Iredale Mineral Cosmetics construction project was started in September of 2011 and is an adaptive reuse of the former Bryant Middle School in Great Barrington MA. This 25,000sq. full renovation, is to become the new headquarters for Iredale Mineral Cosmetics LTD. Significant work completed thus far, includes an exterior glass enclosed elevator tower (seen to the left in photo), extensive reuse of original maple flooring, a new sprinkler system, seismic reinforcements and last but not least, the removal of 50% of the existing roof, which was then replaced to create a expanded third floor. The Owner will seek LEED certification for this project.
The Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) House is a 15-unit apartment building located in the German city of Hamburg. It has 129 algae filled louvered tanks which hang over the exterior of the south-east and south-west sides of the building. These tanks of algae power the entire building.
Casa Pentimento, located in Ecuador, was designed by architects Jose María Sáez and David Barragán. This prefab home uses 900 LEGO-like, pre-cast, concrete blocks. The 40-inch-long locks are layered, one side creates a flat wall and the other side is notched, creating built-ins, such as shelves, planters, stairs, fences and walls.