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Designing New in a Historic District

We’re excited to be working on the design of a multi-use building in Fair Haven Heights (right across the river from our office!), to include apartments, retail, and restaurant space. The project, Heights on the River, is located on what used to be a bustling block on the east side of the bridge that spans…

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Creating a Streetscape for a Vibrant Neighborhood

What was once a vibrant gateway to Fair Haven Heights in New Haven is now a largely empty lot with only the brick ‘Grand Vin’ building as testimony to its storied past. For Heights on the River, one of our current projects, we are creating a new streetscape, with retail and restaurant activity at street level…

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Heights on the River – New Haven Independent

Heights on the River - Patriquin Architects

A city developer plans to create a mini-neighborhood of middle-income apartments and local stores done in the architectural style of the historical oystering village along the East Grand Avenue side of the Quinnipiac River — an idea a previous builder tried and failed to carry out. The builders, Juan Salas-Romer and Noel Petra of NHR…

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How We Created a Computer Model of a Patchwork Historic Structure

Esana MedSpa’s new Guilford office will occupy a very unique building—a historic post-and-beam wood timber house. Originally built in 1797 per town records, the structure was renovated, extended, and a large 2-story wood barn was attached in 1997. Our renovation went to great lengths to highlight the interior structure of the new and old, featuring…

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The Challenge of Designing Lighting for Medical Offices

Lighting is a vital aspect of any building project. For our purposes, the term “lighting” means the use of light – the medium created naturally by the sun or fire, or artificial sources like electrical lamp – to achieve an intended practical or aesthetic effect. The key word for us is “intended.” As designers we…

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PROJECT SHARE: 3D PRINTED MODEL FOR FISHERS ISLAND RESIDENCE

  We are exploring using high and low technology on this architecture site model of the Fishers Island residence. We used our Makerbot to 3D print the house, and cut mat board for the site contours. We also added a colored hand-drawn landscape plan to the contours to make it “pop”.  

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Project Share: Virtual Tour of 27 Stack Street apartments

Join us on a virtual, high-definition video tour of our historic mill adaptive reuse project at 27 Stack Street in Middletown! In our latest visualization showcase, we’ve created a four-part video series of our proposed conversion of a disused two-story factory building into 19 units of affordable housing. Each video segment was created in-house, using…

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Meet “Thing”, our Office’s New Design Tool- a 3D Printer

“Thing, Thing…what is that Thing?”- Dr. Seuss We’d like to introduce one of our latest design tools: Meet “Thing”, a desktop 3D printer from Makerbot, that lets us take our designs from the virtual realm of the computer screen and into the real world. We’ve been using Thing for a few months now. It’s a great tool for…

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Project Share: Adaptive Reuse of Historic Mill Building

This former silk manufacturing building in Middletown, CT is being converted into affordable apartments. The former loading dock annex becomes the entry to the building, with a front porch, the main office and post office boxes located there. A pedestrian walk takes you from the street to the entrance, with room for bicycles, and close…

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