Architect Kyu Sung Woo's 10 Akron Street Harvard Graduate Residence's Leed Gold Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 02:00

Featured on Archinnovations last November, Architect Kyu Sung Woo’s newly opened graduate housing complex for Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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The 115,000 SF project features green-minded finishes including regionally-sourced siding with recycled content; renewable bamboo flooring and wall paneling, and low-VOC finishes; building systems are designed and engineered to minimize energy usage.

Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates designed a graceful seasonal garden with groupings of trees and clumped plantings native to New England, connecting the courtyard to the riverfront terrace. In the courtyard, serrated and diagonally laid paving edged with large river smoothed rocks recall peaceful stone gardens.


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