Blog posts from the ARCH Design Lab

Architectural Terra Cotta, Terra Cotta Facade, Gloversville NY, Gloversville Public Library, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Pre-design, terra cotta masonry, restoration

Restoring the Gloversville Library's Beaux Art Facade

The library in Gloversville, NY was built in 1904 the Beaux-Arts Style of architecture, is undergoing restoration with the help of Boston Valley Terra Cotta.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Ananda Sangha, Terra Cotta Roof Tiles, RAM Press, Hand Press, Custom Glaze

Boston Valley Creates Rich Blue Glazed Terra Cotta Roof Tiles for Second Ananda Temple

The roof tiles have been manufactured in the Boston Valley factory using Hand Press and Ram Press forming methods, which utilize clay that is packed into a mould to create many copies of the same piece.

The Talk of the Town: MKCA's Upper East Side Townhouse Wins Multiple Awards

The renovation of the Upper East Side Townhouse – designed by MKCA, Michael K. Chen Architecture – pushes the boundaries of architectural terra cotta in this innovative restoration.

Terra Cotta, A Material of Choice: Boston Valley Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal article: 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.

#TerraCottaNYC Flatiron District Walking Tour

Head to the Flatiron District to catch a glimpse of some unique high-end residential buildings being clad in terra cotta. Start your tour at the corner of 6th Avenue and 23rd Street.

#TerraCottaNYC Midtown Walking Tour

Today, tackle some tall structures soon to be accentuated by terra cotta in Midtown. If you’re coming from the Javits Convention Center, you can easily hop on public transportation to head down West 42nd Street to get closer to the start of this walking tour.

#TerraCottaNYC Chelsea Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of Chelsea to see some completed Boston Valley facades and ones that are currently in progress. Take a break from the AIA and step out onto the High Line.