Blog posts pertaining to the NYC Townhouse project

Michael Chen’s Upper East Side Townhouse Wins R&D Award for Nanobiome Building Skin

TITLE: 2016 R+D AWARDS Citation: Nanobiome Building Skin SOURCE: Architect Magazine  DATE: Friday, June 20, 2016 WRITTEN BY: Nate Berg See the original article at www.architectmagazine.com Boston Valley Terra Cotta client MKCA is to be awarded a citation in the 2016 Architect Magazine R&D Awards for the Nanobiome Building Skin, a conservation-minded integral vertical garden facade system […]

MKCA New York City Townhouse Update & Sneak Peek

Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been working with Michael K Chen Architecture on a reconstructed landmarked 1870’s townhouse in New York City. This new building has been constructed to fit within the historic footprint of the original structure. One of the many highlights of this project includes the custom developed terra cotta planter wall, the […]
Michael Chen NYC Townhouse, Custom Rain Screen, Boston Valley

NYC Townhouse Mock-up Ships from Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Just after the holidays, manufacture of the mock-up for the custom terra cotta rain screen system, designed by Michael K Chen Architecture for the NYC Townhouse, was laid out on the floor of Boston Valley’s warehouse. Prior to shipping, the mock-up was checked for glaze color conformance as well as profile tolerances. As displayed in […]

Custom Glaze Colors on NYC Townhouse’s Green Wall

Boston Valley’s production team has completed the prototype “Green Wall” planter unit for the NYC Townhouse project  by Michael Chen Architecture. The glazed and fired unit provides the first look at a finished piece of this wall that has been reviewed and modified in our ARCH Design Lab for several months. The finish is a three-part glaze that […]

NYC Townhouse Green Wall Planter Production @ Boston Valley

The green wall planter units for the NYC Townhouse project by Michael Chen Architecture are starting to take shape on the shop floor here at Boston Valley. Molds have been created, the prototype units have been poured and several have been released from the mold. As you can see from the images below, the cast […]
Boston Valley Terra Cotta working with Normal Projects/Michael Chen Architect

Manufacturing Methods Test on NYC Townhouse Green Wall Planters

Now that the shapes have been finalized, Boston Valley’s Model and Mold shop is moving forward with testing production methods for the NYC Townhouse Green Wall Planters by Michael Chen Architecture. The digital model image below shows the planter unit model in white and part of the mold in blue. These units will be milled on […]