“Experts say terra-cotta is making a comeback as condominium buyers gravitate toward a more traditional aesthetic in what some are dubbing a “backlash” against all-glass towers.”
TITLE: Terra-Cotta Comes Back as a Luxury Home Material of Choice
SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal
DATE: June 26th, 2018
BY: Katherine Clarke
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Two recent Boston Valley projects were featured in this Wall Street Journal article highlighting the resurgence of terra cotta as a choice material for residential building facades: The Fitzroy and the Pacific Gate Condominiums.
The Fitzroy is a new build project in New York City that is currently in the install phase. The luxury residential building, designed by IBI Group and Roman and Williams, is located at 514 West 24th street in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood. The building’s facade will feature 5,696 terra-cotta blocks in 518 unique profiles created using all 4 of Boston Valley’s forming methods. The units are glazed in a rich green shade which along with the copper-clad windows, will contribute to the buildings opulent aesthetic.
The entranceway of the recently completed Pacific Gate Condominiums in San Diego, California, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox’s (KPF) New York office, incorporates a terra cotta wall manufactured by Boston Valley. The entryway panels, which terminate at a water feature, are inscribed with a geometric pattern in a gold luster glaze – imitating the warmth of the setting sun.
Read the full WSJ article for more: “Terra-Cotta Comes Back as a Luxury Home Material of Choice”