The Graphic Lofts CHARLESTOWN, MA
The Graphic blends old and new, combining the adaptive reuse of an industrial graphic arts factory with a new modular residential building for 171 new apartments. Located in the heart of Sullivan Square, across the street from a major MBTA Station, the complex offers a mix of retail and amenity areas at the ground floor, engaging the robust brick and steel framework of the historic shell. The new modular building has been designed to play on the industrial vibe, employing corrugated metal panels, masonry screen walls and large, multi-lite windows. The new “U-shaped” building wraps a south-facing landscaped courtyard, adding 4 stories over a podium of parking. A roof deck located on the east wing boasts magnificent views to downtown Boston. Currently the largest modular construction development in the city of Boston, its innovative construction method offered real cost advantages, reducing construction time, minimizing disruption to this urban community, and providing a high level of quality control. The bonus is a LEED Gold certified building with amazing sound and thermal isolation.