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June 18, 2018

Robotic furniture makes studio apartments more efficient

For years, local officials and housing advocates have been pushing for innovative solutions to a lack of housing supply and a growing population in cities.

At Ori Systems, a Boston startup, they did exactly what was expected of them at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: They turned to robots.

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June 5, 2018

So You Want to Live in the Fenway

It used to be that if you were spending time in the Fenway, you were either doing your best to avoid touristy Red Sox traffic, or you were part of the problem. But now, the neighborhood is much more than a place for a burger and a Sox game—it’s a buzzy hangout brimming with fast casual chains, cafes, shops, and restaurants

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May 30, 2018

Restaurant Review: Our Fathers

The pastrami ($15) at Our Fathers in Lower Allston isn’t just good. It is exceptional. Cut by hand into thick, smoky, salt-plumped slabs from the gnarly navel side of the brisket, the cardamom-crusted beauty is so riddled with translucent rivulets of soft, globular marbling that flesh and fat become indistinguishable. When art writers talk about Paul Cézanne’s paintings of the 1880s, they use the French word passage to describe the blurring of foreground and background, the melting of contours, he achieved with faceted patches of fluttering brush strokes.

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May 18, 2018

Development over Massachusetts Turnpike would add two buildings

Parcel 12 view from Boylston Street

In yet another proposal to build over the Massachusetts Turnpike, developer Samuels & Associates is pitching the idea for two new buildings where the artery runs between Newbury and Boylston streets in Back Bay.

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May 17, 2018

Another developer wants to build over the Mass. Pike

Samuels & Associates filed initial plans with the city Thursday for a two-building complex above the highway along Massachusetts Avenue between Newbury and Boylston streets. It hopes the buildings will enliven a forlorn stretch of the Back Bay.

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May 17, 2018

Samuels proposes $350M mixed-use air-rights project over Mass. Pike

Parcel 12 view from Boylston Street

Five years after getting approval from state transportation officials to develop on air-rights above the Massachusetts Turnpike, Boston-based real-estate development firm Samuels & Associates notified city planning officials that it intends to develop a $350 million project at the end of Boylston and Newbury streets.

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April 20, 2018

Pierce Boston Sales in Fenway Moving Briskly as Project Continues

As the Pierce Boston tower presides in a new way over the Fenway, sales within the residential project also continue to grow. The project was completed and opened on March 1.

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March 30, 2018

Robotic Furniture

Ori Systems

IT'S NO EXAGGERATION to say that robotics startup Ori is reimagining the potential of interior space. The company, which takes its name from “origami,” the Japanese art of paper folding, combines robotics, architecture and design to enable space to intelligently and effortlessly adapt to people and their everyday activities. 

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March 28, 2018

Fenway's Latest Luxury Apartment Building is Filling Up

“Pierce Boston’s grand opening this month only adds to the area’s vibrancy, with downsizers moving in from the suburbs and young singles and families putting down their roots in the building,” says Joel Sklar, president and principal at Samuels & Associates. 

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March 27, 2018

Home of the Week: Tall windows catch view at Fenway’s Pierce Boston

Pierce Boston

If you move here, put your iPad in the trash, throw the laptop out the window, and unplug the flat-screen TV. Distracting electronics are not needed when living in Pierce Boston, the glass-clad, sharply angled skyscraper that is Fenway’s version of the Zakim Bridge — a landmark visible in all directions.

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