Industry leader Beasley & Henley Interior Design has shaken up the previously staid multi-family market in the Boston area by raising the level of expectations for interior spaces and design for multi-family amenities.
Beasley & Henley’s design and detailing brings an edgy vibe to FUSE, the 244 unit, Cambridge MA project. Led by Design Principal Troy Beasley, the designers’ eclectic use of natural materials, irreverent artwork, unexpected interior details, eclectic lighting and creative furnishings is eye opening at every turn.
Couple that with the breathtaking views of the adjacent Alewife Reservation urban conversation area, and amenities in Boston are forever changed.
The space planning, unique details and product selections Beasley and his design team chose for the 10,000 square feet amenities, were done with the architecture of the building and its urban green space location, in mind.
Honing in on the indoor-outdoor flow, windows and large glass walls became the focus, providing visual access to Alewife from all areas of the amenity space.
“It is essentially a ‘see through’ living environment,” says Beasley.
To compliment this indoor-outdoor vision, Beasley choose a mix of simple, natural materials, such as concrete, wood, stone and steel. These common materials were used in inventive ways to create interest and to keep the connection to the exteriors.
Textural chiseled stone was juxtaposed with sleek quartz countertops; wood and concrete were mixed to form unexpected flooring patterns; wood and steel were designed to form the unique stair case extending into the balcony, central to the gathering and amenity areas; lineal walls patterns were designed out of striated wood selections, and exposed brick was specified for the large 2-story glass entry foyer wall.
One of the most captivating of Beasley & Henley’s design elements is the ‘living wall’ which holds greenery and live plants all year long.
“Residents will be able to see the seasons change all around them,” notes Beasley peering through the huge glass wall, “but the living wall will be green all year round.”
Beasley & Henley’s much anticipated designs at FUSE mean Boston’s multi-family amenities are forever changed.
Architectural design for Fuse is by DiMella Shaffer, developer is Hines and Urban Oaks is the builder.