With a focus on materials, colors and textures that reflect a New England coastal feel, the redevelopment of Leefort Terrace uses changes in height, inset elements, material and color. The exterior clapboard siding draws on broader residential context and character and contrasting colors that borrow from Salem Wood accents of washed “driftwood”.
Environment & Sustainability
Resiliency: The site will be designed to address current and future flood risk. Should funding allow, the building will strive to be a community resiliency hub by providing reliable backup power in the case of a power outage.
Environmentally Positive: The building and site will be designed with as many carbon sequestrating, and regenerative materials as possible, with the aim to minimize embodied carbon. Demolished building materials will be reused where feasible. New building materials will be specified that reduce life cycle greenhouse gas emission. The landscaping will be designed using approaches that allow for carbon sequestration in the plants and soil.
Low Energy Building Design: The building will be designed and built to achieve Passive House (PHIUS+) certification and striving to be Net Zero energy use or carbon neutral. The aim is to provide on-site renewable energy generation.
Healthy and Human Centered Design: The site and building will be designed to protect abutting properties, connect the residents and the public to Collins Cove and maximize community open space and. It will be universally accessible. Material selection will also focus on healthier materials and indoor air quality.