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The painting “Love Potion” features two lovers craning toward each other in a boat on roiling ocean waters.

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The evocative Love Potion

Image courtesy of Alexander Gassel and the Museum of Russian Icons

Arts

A blend of Russian Orthodox iconography and mythical motifs

4.9.21

Photograph of the world's first net-zero Victorian passive house

The world's first Victorian passive house, at 60 Stearns Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Photograph by Kristina DeMichele/Harvard Magazine

HBS alumna Betsy Harper develops the first net-zero-energy, Victorian “passive house” in the world.

 

4.21.21

Wide view of formal gardens with a historic mansion in the background

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(1 of 5) Highfield Hall and the sunken garden

Photograph by Tom Croke/Alamy stock photo

The renewed community life of a grand Cape Cod estate

May-June 2021

The main atrium in Harvard's new Science and Engineering Complex

Healthy building materials are a hallmark of the interiors in Harvard's new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston.

Photograph by Jonathan Shaw/Harvard Magazine. 

Harvard leveraged construction of its new Science and Engineering Complex to remove harmful chemicals from building-materials supply chains.

3.17.21

Proposed massing and configuration of new buildings on Harvard's enterprise research campus

Harvard development partner Tishman Speyer’s proposed massing and configuration of buildings for the first phase of construction on the Enterprise Research Campus in Allston.

From Tishman Speyer's Project Notification Form filing. 

Tishman Speyer details the first phase of the “enterprise research campus”—and points to a doubling of the project’s ultimate size.

2.16.21

Solomon Gate in an open position.

Solomon Gate in its typical open position

 

At Houghton and Lamont libraries, a creative new entry into the Yard

March-April 2021

Stephen Gray stands on city sidewalk with street car passing by on right

Photograph by Aaron Conway/aaconn studio

Back in his hometown: Stephen Gray in downtown Cincinnati

Stephen Gray pioneers equitable urban design.

March-April 2021

An aerial view (taken by a drone) of the south side of Harvard’s new science and engineering complex, in a perspective looking northwest toward the stadium

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(1 of 10) The south side of Harvard’s new science and engineering complex, in a perspective looking northwest toward the stadium

Photograph by Steve Dunwell

A new center for engineering and applied sciences—finally

January-February 2021

Majestic twentieth-century stone castle perched on Gloucester coastline

At first glance, Hammond’s Gloucester home could be mistaken for a transplanted European castle.

Photograph by Lovely Valentine Photography/Courtesy of Hammond Castle

Gothic surroundings, spiritualism, and science: Hammond Castle Museum’s eclectic appeal

November-December 2020