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Boston Valley Brings A 100-Year-Old Dome Into The Digital Age

SOURCE: The Architect’s Newspaper BY: Anna Bergren Miller DATE: March 5, 2014 See the original article at The Architect’s Newspaper (expired link) Boston Valley Brings A 100-Year-Old Dome Into The Digital Age Restoring a century-old terra cotta dome without blueprints would be a painstaking process in any conditions. Add long snowy winters and an aggressive […]

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3D Model Aids Team Recreating Facade @ 250 Delaware

With the 3D building scans ready to go, the team at Boston Valley Terra Cotta begins recreating the historic facade of the Delaware Court Building. Equipped with an array of digital and analog components, recreation of the facade of 250 Delaware is moving. The team here at Boston Valley is combining the point cloud scan […]

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Michael Chen Architecture’s Green Wall Uses Rain Screen Terra Cotta Planters

Michael Chen Architecture’s ‘Green Wall’ Combines Rain Screen Terra Cotta Planters and Indigenous New York Ferns. With major components approved and off for production, the NYC Townhouse project  by Michael Chen Architecture further develops the ‘Green Wall.‘ This completely custom terra cotta installation features a vertical aeroponic garden that will be home to many New […]

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3D Scanning of 250 Delaware Avenue Preps Project

In collaboration with Foit Albert Associates and Uniland Development Company, Boston Valley Terra Cotta began survey and scanning the to-be-reconstructed 250 Delaware Avenue building. The project at the site of the current Delaware Court building includes replication of the ground floor terra cotta facade, as well as a four-story, 120-room hotel occupying the second through […]

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NYC Townhouse: Glaze Tests For Michael Chen Architecture

Here at Boston Valley Terra Cotta we are currently testing different glaze recipes for the NYC Townhouse project by Michael Chen Architecture. This process includes glaze applications of differing color, texture and finish, to achieve the desired effect. Samples are sent to the project team for their review, and our R&D lab interprets their feedback […]

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Boston Valley Restores Terra Cotta Parapets @ State Armory Building

Located at 2366 5th Avenue in Manhattan, the 369th Regiment State Armory is being restored. The State Armory, the original home of the Harlem Hellfighters following  World War I, was built between 1924 and 1933. The majority of the building is constructed of brick, but is adorned with stunning terra cotta parapets atop which sit the magnificent […]