Located on a prominent corner site in Boston’s South End Landmark District, 100 Shawmut is a 138 unit luxury condominium. The first building in the firm’s master plan for a larger three-building complex, the design mixes adaptive reuse and new construction, integrating an existing six-story brick warehouse structure with a contemporary addition to create a 231,880-square-foot, 13-story residential condominium.
The design approach maintains the character of the streetscape and the original building, setting the new construction back from the historic structure to highlight its original form and profile. The distinction between old and new is further accentuated by the striking geometry and elegant materiality of the addition above. As master planners for the Shawmut Block, TAT’s designers organized the buildings on the three constituent parcels to create a major publicly accessible internal courtyard, providing outdoor amenity space for the buildings as well as breaking up the superblock with important north-south and east-west public pedestrian routes.