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303 Third Street

Eastern Exterior Wall Systems Successes at 303 Third Street

  • City, State: Cambridge, MA
  • Architect: CetraRuddy
  • Finished Cladding Material: Terra Cotta, True Stucco, Aluminum Composite, Profiled Metal
  • System Type: Rainscreen, Barrier

Description: Surrounded by some of the nation's premier institutes of higher learning as well as modern hospitals and businesses, 303 Third Street boasts a variety of residential living space right in heart of a thriving community. The challenge for this building facade was to ensure the end result would blend with both the traditional and more modern elements of the city. EEWS used four cladding materials - terra cotta, true stucco, profiled metal and aluminum composite - to accomplish an integrated look. The bold look of terra cotta is striking against the more subdued adjoining materials while true stucco captures the essence of the traditional architecture and is a stable complement to the high-tech appearance of aluminum.