Capitol Hill Infill – Apodment? Not exactly, but what’s the difference?

A single-family home was just demolished near the corner of Bolyston Ave and E Olive Way and preparations are being made for densification in the form of 17 apartment units. A skinny tower-like configuration of stacked units, 6 stories tall, is up and sheathed on the 2,700 square foot site. Let me repeat: 2,700 square foot lot! Sheesh! This is…

Lack of detail or de-cluttering the clutter?

In architecture, details are a dead give away to what’s vogue. Rococo details are lavish, no expense spared. Beaux Arts details are characterized by overstatement. Modern architectural details reveal the structure as something beautiful in its utilitarianism and efficiency because detailing was for the bourgeoisie. A moniker of architecture today that floats around is the absence of details. Leading architects seem to…