A “strange” Brutalist structure will soon replace a Victorian building in the US, after a team of designers from Boston-based Architectural Millwork was tasked with revamping the structure’s interior.
The building was a former millwork building in Worcester, Massachusetts, that was demolished in 2016 to make way for a residential project.
The structure, dubbed the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by locals, has been transformed into a “fantastic” new mixed-use community by Architectural millworkers, who are working with the building’s owners on an overhaul.
The designers have been tasked with building a massive new glass-enclosed building that will have “beautiful and dynamic interior architecture” in a city where most of the building is occupied by single-family homes.
The team hopes to replace the structure with “a futuristic urban living environment”, with “living space-oriented architecture” that “contains no clutter, and is built to be used as a living space”.
The building, which will house a small shop, will include a new “living room”, a “lounge” and “kitchen” as well as a “shared garden” where residents can “grow their own food”.
The new structure will have a “natural light” and will “enable a whole new type of architecture that doesn’t rely on artificial light sources”, the architects said in a press release.
“We will be able to create a whole different kind of architecture.
This building will be an example of what is possible.”
The project is expected to cost $1.5 million (£1.15 million).