Last week, on a fairly brisk morning, I took a walk along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. I specifically went out to gather inspiration for a potential design project. I had met, a few days earlier, with residents of a multi unit condo building in South Boston. Their property has a huge area of unused, open green space (the size of a double city lot) that they want to turn in to a useable, beautiful space for the building residents. As we talked about the potential program (space for seating and outdoor dining, privacy, a walkway to the adjacent street, perhaps a community garden and a dog run area) I kept thinking about public parks. So, I went down to the Greenway to see what design elements might be relevant in a multi unit residential space.
It was fun, and I did find a lot of inspiring elements. Here are a few of them!