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Im happy to see something going up in here again, it feels like its been a while. I remember a time of much less spoils when a Longwood tower or a Clarendon had to hold us over for a good 6 months or so at a time.
 

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Is cantilevering the new off-set window?
Cantilevering is a design tool like any design tool. When they are meeting agreed upon criteria both of the things you have stated can be powerful and meaningful. When they are used as a trope, they stink. For a more straightforward answer ... I would say no. Why? Because offsetting windows do not take any more resources to accomplish and so get used as a trope way more often. Cantilevers come with real cost and need strong functional or conceptual requirements (or both0 for them to pass the budget muster.

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Are there available renders and plans for this? I'm having a tough time figuring out how this will work/what that canteliver is doing... Looked back and if there were renders posted, it looks like they may have been taken down by photo hosts now.
 

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Are there available renders and plans for this? I'm having a tough time figuring out how this will work/what that canteliver is doing... Looked back and if there were renders posted, it looks like they may have been taken down by photo hosts now.
In here somewhere...

 

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My comment was sort of cynicism. I agree that offset windows is a lower cost way to spice things up as you commented in Kenmore North. I was wondering if that is a new trend more broadly in building design these days, coming from a non-architect. In NYC, a couple of buildings in the new Waterline Square are cantilevered over West End Ave and seems like there are a few newer projects in Boston that are also employing this where feasible.

Cantilevering is a design tool like any design tool. When they are meeting agreed upon criteria both of the things you have stated can be powerful and meaningful. When they are used as a trope, they stink. For a more straightforward answer ... I would say no. Why? Because offsetting windows do not take any more resources to accomplish and so get used as a trope way more often. Cantilevers come with real cost and need strong functional or conceptual requirements (or both0 for them to pass the budget muster.

cca
 

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