Blog posts from the ARCH Design Lab

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NYC Townhouse: Working in Rhino

The East Side Townhouse project is collaborative effort between Normal Projects//Michael Chen Architecture & Boston Valley Terra Cotta which began when Michael Chen’s office sent Rhino files to the Design Lab.  
Boston Valley Terra Cotta working with Normal Projects/Michael Chen Architect

NYC Townhouse: Normal Projects//Michael Chen Architecture

The Design Lab is working with Normal Projects//Michael Chen Architecture to achieve their  vision for an Upper Eastside Manhattan Townhouse. Here is the Architect’s Statement: East Side Townhouse Normal Projects//Michael Chen Architecture is in the process of gut renovating a Landmarked 1870’s townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for a prominent international family’s […]

Restoring Fallen “Angels”

They had seen better days. The four 20-foot tall caryatids, had been perched on a landmark building 20 stories above lower Manhattan for 120 years. Collectively nick-named “Dorothy”, years of neglect and abrasive cleaning had left them, well, hazardous. Modeled by Spanish immigrant, Fernando Miranda in 1895, they were created to grace the penthouse of […]

About The Boston Valley ARCH Design Lab

Boston Valley Terra Cotta’s ARCH Design Lab exists to allow architects to produce custom terra cotta projects at, or near, catalog mass produced cost.  We use 3d parametric CAD/CAM technologies to deliver on the promise of “mass customization” in architectural fabrication. Ideally the workflow begins early in the design process by exchanging 3D drawings. From […]