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Allegrone In the News: Berkshire Place Opening Eyed for Late Fall

Berkshire Place Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Place, currently located in a small building of 1888, is being reborn as a new 44,000 square foot facility at 290 South Street in Pittsfield, MA.  Allegrone Companies continues the progression of the long-awaited retirement home as construction manager. 

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PITTSFIELD -- Despite some harsh weather earlier this year, construction of a $10 million retirement home is on track, officials say, and the new facility could open before the snow flies again.

Construction on the 54-bed Berkshire Place began early last November at the site of the former St. Teresa's Church on South Street.

"The crew that's been working on this project has been fantastic," said Berkshire Place Executive Director Edward Forfa.

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Read the full article by the Berkshire Eagle here: http://www.berkshireeagle.com/News

Click here to open a PDF of the article: Berkshire Place Article 08.05.2014

The Best Small Houses Of The Year

THE AIA’S SMALL PROJECTS AWARD RECOGNIZES GREAT ARCHITECTURE ON A SMALL SCALE.

Small House

The American Institute of Architects has just announced the winners of its 2014 Small Projects Award, a prize recognizing some of the country's best design and construction on a small scale. This year’s crop of winners features a handful of stunning residential designs that will make you want to pack up and move immediately.

The Snow Apartment / penda: Inspired by Nature

Snow Apt

The design of the apartment is inspired by a melting snowfield in spring, when nature slowly revives from winter and offers a contrast of cold and warm, white and colored. This atmosphere was translated into architecture by hand-plastered, white shells, which cover walls and the ceiling and create a seamless space, which guides visitors naturally through the apartment. The curves of the interior responds in a very direct way to the outside landscape of mountains and valleys.

Plywood Interiors

Plywood

Plywood, the manufactured wood panel from the family of manufactured boards, which includes medium-density fiber board, particle board and chipboard, has recently been making appearances as a material for interior space. Made from thin sheets of wood veneer, Plywood used as an interior cladding, adds a modern look, which is both warm and clean. Below, we share 12 examples of how the historically inexpensive, rough material, can create a beautiful space with a finished look.

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