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Residential – Single Family
Boch Garden Pavilion
Norwood, Massachusetts
Slippery rock Gazette
 Award of Excellence
 Judges Comments:
The monumentality and permanence of granite are celebrated and perfectly aligned with the memorial purpose of this project. Jurors noted the impressive solid columns, the Palladian style proportions, scale and form – executed with precision. A fitting tribute and welcoming environment for a family memorial pavilion.
            WContinued from page 24 ell-known Bostonian Ernie Boch, Jr., the president and CEO of Subaru of New England, began rehabilitating a his- toric mansion in the city’s Norwood neighborhood and building out his sur- rounding estate in the 1990s.
A 1/3-acre garden is one of the property’s most re- cently developed features, and its focal point is a memorial pavilion for the interment of Boch and his family. The pavilion’s de- sign incorporates granite, mahogany, marble, bronze and copper.
The Greek Doric style building’s upper chamber incorporates light and color and is capped by a dome and copper cross that direct attention heavenward. The crypt is styled in shades
of gray, black, and gold to establish a more introspec- tive atmosphere. Charcoal Black® granite fit the spec- ification for black stone, which was used for the out- side columns, stairs, and in- terior and exterior cladding. Interior columns are Italian Verdi Alpi marble and the intricate floor patterns use seven different mar- bles from Italy and Spain. Charcoal Black granite is used in the landscape de- sign as well as for benches and paving, contributing to the restful environment that will draw visitors for relax- ation and contemplation.
The fabricators had the expertise necessary to part- ner with the architect on developing construction and fabrication plans for the intricate design. The Doric order of classical ar- chitecture is defined by spe- cific characteristics in the
building’s columns and the band of moldings above the columns. Triglyphs, or styl- ized carvings, are spaced at regular intervals along the entablature. Historically, these pieces would have been hand-carved by mas- ter craftsmen. For the Boch
Garden pavilion, the team achieved an equally high level of craftsmanship — and did so economically — by modeling the detailed design in 3D software prior to construction and using 5-axis milling machines to cut triglyphs into the stone.
Natural Stone Institute Member Companies
Kenneth Castellucci
& Associates
Lincoln, Rhode Island Stone Fabricator/Installer/Supplier
Coldspring Cold Spring, Minnesota
Piero Zanella Srl Verona, Italy
Stone Fabricators/Suppliers
Other Project Team Members
Eric Inman Daum, LLC
Brian Frazier Design
Landscape Architect
Charcoal Black® granite Carrara marble Portoro marble Bianco Statuario marble Giallo Siena marble Verde Alpi marble Nero Marquina marble Fior di Pesco marble Breccia Pernice marble
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