SoWa Art + Design District

The SoWa Art + Design District is a vibrant community of artist studios, contemporary art galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques, design showrooms, and restaurants unified by a passion for creating and curating exceptional artworks, products and experiences. Once known as a region of neglected warehouses in Boston’s South End, the SoWa Art + Design District has experienced a dramatic renaissance, blossoming into a world-renowned arts, retail, and lifestyle destination. Developed to support and preserve Boston’s talented artists and entrepreneurs, SoWa connects visitors with a dynamic group of makers and thinkers, and offers a platform to showcase their work at now-famous events such as the SoWa Open Market, SoWa First Fridays and the SoWa Art Walk. 

SoWa Artists Guild

The SoWa Artists Guild is a non-profit association of professional studio artists at the heart of the SoWa Art & Design District. SoWa artists share dedication to their work, pursuit of artistic quality, and unwavering commitment to art and community. Events like SoWa First Fridays, the SoWa Art Walk, and SoWa Open Studios invite the community into the artists’ work spaces to view contemporary art in the making.

Located at the Intersection of Creativity and Community 

Originally derived from a shortening of “South of Washington,” SoWa spans the area from Mass Ave to Herald Street and from Shawmut Ave to Albany Street. Ample parking is available and public transportation includes the Broadway, Tufts, and Back Bay stations, and the Silver Line.

http://www.sowaboston.com/design-showrooms/

Troy Boston is a 378-unit, LEED Gold certified complex showcasing an outdoor pool, roof-top terraces, and fitness studio. Apartments feature wood floors, stone countertops, custom closets, and NEST thermostats. 

Two buildings – an 11-story building on East Berkeley Street and a 19-story building on Traveler Street – comprise Troy Residences and include common courtyard and parking.

Common amenities feature rooftop terraces with barbecues and fire pits, rooftop lounge, outdoor swimming pool and cabana deck, yoga and fitness studio with cardio and resistance equipment, as well as outdoor dog run area and dog wash rooms. Luxury apartments offer wood floors, custom cabinetry kitchens with stone countertops, custom closets and in-unit washer and dryers.

http://troyboston.com



AMENITIES

Rooftop pool, botanical garden, and outdoor patio with gas grills

Entertainment lounge with full kitchen, and projection screen, and bar area

Conference room and work spaces with complimentary WiFi

(2) 24 hour fitness centers, yoga studio with personal and group training.

Pet-centric living featuring grooming station, indoor relief area, and private pet park

Elevator access to private residential garage

Full service concierge to facilitate car detailing, pet cleaning, dry cleaning, alterations, and delivery services

On site retail & dining, including Bar Mezzana – one of Zagat’s “Most Anticipated Restaurants of 2016”!

Hubway and Zipcars on site make getting around Boston easy

Walking score of 95 with immediate access to Orange, Red, and Silver MBTA lines

Private, direct access to Whole Foods Market featuring an in-house spa and craft beer/wine/spirits section.
FEATURES

Three unique apartment styles

Sleek modern kitchens with quartz countertops

Stainless steel appliances

Oversized walk-in closets

24-hour concierge service

Open floor plans

Floor-to-ceiling windows

24-Hour maintenance service

Washer & dryer in unit

Trash/recycling chutes on every floor

Secure controlled access to unit & elevators

Smoke-free environment

Kitchen islands*

Views of Boston skyline*

*in select units


WE’RE TURNING A NEW PAGE

BUILDING ON HISTORY

The six-acre site is the former home of the Boston Herald newspaper and has deep history as the New York Streets, a 24-acre, six-block area bordered by Washington, Albany, Herald and Dover (now East Berkeley) streets. The neighborhood housed a significant multi-ethnic working class from the mid 1800’s until the mid-1950’s when light industrial and commercial uses replaced the diverse residential neighborhood in the city’s first urban renewal project.


BOSTON Herald site  = Ink Block

MAKING NEW HISTORY

Ink Block is a return of this area to a vibrant live, work, play and shop neighborhood. It’s what we call Life South End Style. Ink Block is a vibrant mixed-use community with a brand new flagship Whole Foods Market and places to eat along the wide sidewalks of a reimagined Harrison Avenue. Above it all are 315 apartments in three unique and distinctive buildings. It’s why we say that the South End’s center of gravity has shifted toward Ink Block.

Reebok’s headquarters will feature an “alternative activity-based work zone,” with collaborative meeting areas, the company said. There’s also a fourth-floor work cafe, with grab-and-go food offerings and stadium bleacher seating for events.

These renderings show the fourth and fifth floors of 25 Drydock, a former military warehouse now known as the Innovation and Design Building. Reebok will occupy 220,000 square feet on five floors.

MISSONI BAIA’S 249 BAYFRONT RESIDENCES CELEBRATE THE TIMELESS APPEAL OF WATERFRONT LIVING IN RELAXED, MODERN STYLE. IT CUTS A PROMINENT FIGURE ON THE MIAMI SKYLINE AND ON EAST EDGEWATER’S WATERFRONT. MISSONI BAIA SOARS 57 FLOORS INTO THE AIR AND SPANS AN IMPRESSIVE 200 FEET ALONG BISCAYNE BAY.

ANGELA MISSONI CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF THIS NEW GENERATION

The Missoni brand is very much synonymous with the Missoni family. Angela Missoni, the founding couple’s daughter, took over from Rosita as the firm’s creative director in 1997 and now leads the legendary label. As the creative force behind the entire house of Missoni, Angela has taken the company in new directions while remaining true to its heritage. She developed a new way to approach the Missoni image and communications, establishing a new position for the brand in the world of fashion. Angela has initiated new and important collaborations with talents like Carine Roitfeld, Mario Testino, Edward Enninful, Mario Sorrenti, Mert and Marcus, and Juergen Teller, Viviane Sassen, Mark Borthwick and Harley Weir. Most recently she has worked with Oscar-winning Italian director Paolo Sorrentino and actress, model and philanthropist Elisa Sednaoui to launch the latest Missoni fragrance worldwide.

Through the decades, Angela has been involved in projects that focus on reinforcing global awareness of the brand, and the growth of the family business. Amid that work emerged the study of the latest concept for the Missoni boutiques worldwide. For this, Angela worked closely with world-famous architect Patricia Urquiola. Together they created an organic environment that plays on various tones and textures, in order to give maximal visibility to the strong aesthetic of all the Missoni collections, elements of which ultimately become protagonists in a space.
The influential magazine Women’s Wear Daily has praised Missoni’s designs under her creative direction: “Angela Missoni is the scion of a decades-old family dynasty, but she’s still breaking new ground.” Now Angela and OKO Group have come together to bring the singular Missoni style to life in the brand’s first-ever residential development.



LOBBY LEVEL

Triple ceiling height in lobby reception

Personal concierge and 24-hour front desk attendant

Package room for deliveries

Valet parking service

Indoor bayside lounge

Outdoor bayside terrace

Extensive landscaping of outdoor terraces for privacy

Baywalk access overlooking the bay

5TH FLOOR

Hair and nail salon

Kids’ club and indoor play-area

Pet spa

On-site building manager’s office

Resident game room with billiard table, bar, large video screen and lounge seating

6TH FLOOR
Expansive outdoor deck with multiple lounge seating areas

Bayside terrace with cantilevered pool overlooking the bay

Indoor bay-terrace lounge with double ceiling height

Resident private dining and party room

Private screening room

7TH FLOOR
1,700 square-foot gym with 180° views of the bay 

Private yoga studio

Private training room 

Men’s and women’s locker rooms

Expansive residents’ only spa with men’s and women’s sauna and steam rooms, and private massage treatment rooms with showers

7TH FLOOR, POOL DECK
Outdoor bridge connecting the seventh-floor building amenities to pool deck

Olympic-length lap pool

Lounge pool

Outdoor whirlpool spa

Poolside daybeds

Kids’ splash-pad water play area

Children’s play lawn

Outdoor barbeque and bar cabana for al fresco dining

Two poolside resident lounges

Men’s and women’s private locker rooms

Elevated tennis court


BISCAYNE BAY WATERFRONT VIEWS IN EVERY DIRECTION

The panoramic views from Missoni Baia sweep in all directions, revealing Biscayne Bay, Downtown Miami, Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.


Missoni Baia was thoughtfully designed to ensure that its 249 one- to five-bedroom condominium homes, ranging in size from 776 to 3,788 square feet (72 to 352 square meters), all have sweeping views of the city, the bay, Miami Beach, or the Atlantic Ocean.

Located at the nexus of the city’s most creative, culturally rich neighborhoods, East Edgewater speaks to the passion for art and the embrace of the carefree, casually luxurious good life that are at the core of the Missoni philosophy. The luxury Edgewater Miami condos are nestled between Biscayne Bay and the dynamic Design District—making it central to everything one needs.


SHOPPING

The world’s most iconic luxury brands have set up shop in the art-filled environs of the Design District. Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Loewe, Officine Panerai, Rolex, Tom Ford, Dior, and Christian Louboutin are just a few of the internationally renowned boutiques in Miami’s most exciting shopping destination.


The Living green walls are panels of plants, grown vertically using hydroponics, on structures that can be either free-standing or attached to walls. Living green walls are also referred to as vertical gardens, green walls, living walls or ecowalls.
When and where was the living green wall invented?


This amazing idea for living green walls was first patented by Stanley Hart White in 1938, however it is Patrick Blanc’s name that resounds through the industry. After creating one of the most famous green walls at the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris, he was designated the godfather of the ‘vegetal wall’, sparking a revolution in sustainable architecture. 


As the concrete jungles expand around the globe and pollution increases, the application of living green walls are a asset to help create balance between men and forests. Incorporating carefully chosen selections of plants into cutting edge design, living green walls have been devised to help restore the natural balance.

Benefits of Vertical Gardens

Vertical Gardens offer economic, environmental and physiological benefits:
Building Profile & Beautification
Air Quality

Biodiversity & Habitat

Acoustic Buffering

Biophilic Design and Our Health

Green walls are organized into panel and tray systems or freestanding walls, meaning there is a wall suitable for any space.

Panel systems, like Sage and Prowall, have plants pre-grown into the panels and can be used inside or out, and in any climate.

VersaWall is a tray system, which is popular for indoor displays. Plants are pre-grown off-site and inserted into the wall, which offers a great degree of versatility that can be exploited to cover entire surfaces or designed as living art.

Freestanding walls are most commonly used indoors and are most easily changed, either by changing the location or changing the plants.




A recent study into the effectiveness of green infrastructure for improving air quality in urban street canons (the gaps between large buildings), found living green walls can have a big impact. These gaps are hotspots for harmful pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, but living green walls have been shown to reduce levels by 40% and 60% respectively.

Plants have long been used to reduce noise levels on freeways and other noisy roadways across North America and Europe. Living green walls expand on this idea. Vegetation naturally blocks high frequency sounds while the supporting structure can help to diminish low-frequency noise.

Exterior living walls give buildings protection, not just from temperature fluctuations but also by diverting water away from walls during heavy rain and providing protection from UV radiation.


Where Vertical Gardens are Used

Living walls are exceptionally versatile. They can be attached to virtually any vertical structure, old or new. They can also be free-standing space dividers, providing beauty, sound-proofing and security. Typical uses include:

Exteriors + Interiors

Retail + Office Environments

Residential Projects

Industrial Buildings

Tennis Courts and Golf Courses

Stadiums and Arenas

Hotels and Restaurants

Schools and Hospitals

Highway Improvements

Parking Structures

Living Tapestrys on Walls

Fencing

Roof Top Gardens

Creating Enclosures

Security

Privacy Screening

Graffiti Protection

First Vertical Forests to Be Planted in Nanjing

A group of Italian architects is set to construct the first vertical forest in Nanjing.

Images courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

The vertical forest design was an innovation of an Italian architecture firm, Stefano Boeri Architetti. The Nanjing Green Towers are two multi-rise buildings that will be constructed in the Pukuo District.

Boeri made similar designs in Milan, Italy, and Lausanne, Switzerland.

Vertical forests are buildings that are designed to house thousands of trees and shrubs on the structures’ exterior. The design that was made for the Nanjing Green Towers will have trees on the buildings’ uppermost deck.
The Nanjing Green Towers will be completed by 2018. Future projects will be implemented in other Chinese cities such as Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Guizhou, Shanghai and Chongqing.

The eco-friendly project set in Guizhou will be a forest hotel located in 400 acres of rolling hills. The hotel will have a gym, a lounge, bar, a restaurant and a VIP area.

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers could provide the city with a breath of fresh air, producing around 132 pounds of oxygen every day as they absorb carbon dioxide. They’ll accomplish this air-cleaning feat with 1,100 flourishing trees from 23 local species and 2,500 cascading shrubs and plants.


Images courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

The two towers at 656 feet and 354 feet tall will rise above the Nanjing Pukou District, which Stefano Boeri Architetti’s press release describes as an area that will likely lead modernization efforts in the south of China’s Jiangsu province and help develop a Yangtze River economic zone. Nanjing Yang Zi State-owned Investment Group Company Limited is promoting the towers and is listed by Stefano Boeri Architetti as an investor in the project.


The taller tower will hold offices, a museum, a green architecture school, and a rooftop club. The second tower will host a 247-room Hyatt hotel and rooftop swimming pool. A podium 65 feet high will include shops, restaurants, and a conference hall. Balconies on the buildings will allow inhabitants to get up close to the nature thriving on the building facades.

600 tall trees and 500 medium-sized trees will grow on the towers, and Stefano Boeri Architetti says the trees and cascading plants will help regenerate biodiversity in the area.




Aston Martin Residences has released a new set of renderings for their building whose design was inspired by an Aston Martin DB11. They are making it clear that this partnership is in fact a complete partnership, not just a licensing agreement.


The interiors of the building will have the same lighting scheme, design and feel of the interiors of their signature hand-made car. 

The same jeweler who places the Aston Martin logo on the hood of the cars will be the jeweler who places the unit numbers on the residence doors. 




G&G purchased the Vulcan, one of 24 in the world, and will keep it in the three-story sales center. Other features include a custom-made carbon fiber desk, leather door handles and Eames chairs. Aston Martin will have its hands on everything from the leather stitching to “how we design the ramp that goes up to the parking,” Marek Reichman, executive vice president and chief creative officer of Aston Martin, said. The development team declined to provide a buildout cost for the sales center.

Units range from $600,000 to $50 million for the penthouse, and from 700 square feet to 19,000 square feet.


About the Vulcan Fastest Car ever Built by Aston Martin


* I have to confess Aston Martin is my Ultimame dream car of all time! 🚗❤️💃🏻🌹

Deposit Payment Schedule 

​10% at the time of Contract 

10% at Groundbreaking – Fall 2017   

10% at the time of Completion of Foundation – Fall 2018   

10% Pedestal Complete – Spring 2019   

10% Top off – Fall 2020   

50% Balance at the time of closing – 2022

 The Address: 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way,Miami, FL 33131

The Prices: Residences from $500,000 to $7,000,000 Penthouses from $14,000,000 to $35,000,000 Triplex PH with private pools

The Maintanence: $0.85 per sq.ft.

The Delivery: Early 2022

The Floors: 66Total apartments: 391

Residences:1-5 bedroom Residences, Duplexes, and Penthouses: Sizes: 700 – 19,000 sq.ft. / 65 – 1,770 M2

Architect: BMA & Revuelta Architecture

Developer: G & G Business Developments LLC

Interior Designer: BMA

Adriana Sassoon Design  & Team !

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