A sawtooth roof reinterprets a traditional Boston house

In a heterogeneous urban context, the local studio French 2D has revitalised the 19th century building, while maintaining some of its historical traces.

Boston-based architecture firm French 2D has renovated a historic building in the Charlestown district, characterized by its heterogeneous urban context.

The 19th century construction has undergone a number of transformations over the years. This time, the  architects chose to maintain some of the historical traces (orientations, entrances, materials, scanning of the facade...) and reintroduce a third level, reinstating a storey that had previously been demolished. The result is a complex and stratified building.

The element that combines history and modernity is a serrated shed-like roof, which becomes its most recognizable element, while at the same time integrating with the profile of the traditional buildings around it.

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