DESCRIPTION: Located in a suburb of Boston, this house serves as a gathering point for a couple’s children and many grandchildren. The addition and pool house develop a dialogue with the existing gardens, allowing the owners to engage the outdoors all year, and creating a series of filters and frames through which the landscape is viewed.

2010
9,260 sqft (existing) 3,500 (new)
ARCHITECT: Office dA
Principal in Charge: Nader Tehrani
Project Manager: Harry Lowd
Project Team: Monica ponce de Leon, Christian Ervin, Ghazal Abbasy-Asbagh, Arthur Chang, Lisa Huang, Chris Campbell
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Jessica Leete
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Richmond So Engineers
MEP ENGINEER: Sun Engineering
LIGHTING DESIGN: Collaborative Lighting
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Delta Design & Construction
PHOTGRAPHER: John Horner

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NADAAA: Nader Tehrani is the Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union in New York. Nader Tehrani is also Principal of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry. He was previously a professor of architecture at MIT, where he served as Head of the Department from 2010-2014.

Tehrani’s work has been recognized with notable awards, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture (2007), the United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design (2007), and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture (2002). He has also received the Harleston Parker Award for the Northeastern University Multi-faith Spiritual Center (2002) and the Hobson Award for the Georgia Institute of Technology Hinman Research Building (2012). He was the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in 2017/2018. He is the inaugural Paul Helmle Fellow at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Throughout his career, Tehrani has received eighteen Progressive Architecture Awards as well as numerous AIA, BSA and ID awards. Over the past six years, NADAAA has consistently ranked as a top design firm in Architect Magazine’s Top 50 U.S. Firms List.

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