Soon to be under construction, this compact yet open and airy seaside contemporary will boast an energy efficient shell and solar panels. Though the contemporary styling of the home will surely make it a stand out, the palette of exterior materials–red cedar shingles, naturally-toned trim, and wood accents—will allow it to blend in with the natural surroundings. Special attention was given to site features, such as view corridors and solar orientation, as well as landscaping to help provide natural screening from neighbors.
Treehouse Design, Inc., and Maritime Gloucester are making news with design ideas for the rework of the current museum and learning spaces. The site is uniquely positioned at the crossroad where Gloucester’s rich and historic industrial infrastructure meets the public access to the harbor. Immediate project goals are to increase the size and scope of the marine aquarium, improve and expand the visitor center, and update the Stellwagen Marine Sanctuary exhibit. Long term plans also include the expansion of the gift shop, a new observation tower with views to the harbor, and a restaurant with harbor views.
The biggest design challenge will be to provide a framework for future growth that allows and encourages this extraordinary group to continue to evolve through experimentation and discovery. Maritime Gloucester serves as a catalyst,