MSH Architecture Associates

Khalsa Chiropractic Cambridge    

MSH Architecture Associates transformed this nondescript professional office near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into an eye-catching building that helped boost real estate activity in the surrounding neighborhood. The new design, including renovation of the existing space and construction of a 200 sq. ft. addition, energized the existing building and its surroundings.

A former kitchenette was transformed into an examining room. Two rooms that can serve multiple functions during the course of a day – such as an office, conference room, or kitchenette – were added. If necessary, one of these rooms can be converted into an additional examining room in the future.

Bays and a clerestory were created to accentuate the three-dimensional quality of the cozy space. Expanses of glazing were also used to amplify the feeling of spaciousness. Glass block panels infill older openings for light entry and architectural interest, and slate roofing complements the adjacent housing and provides architectural authenticity.

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