PITTSBURGH – The Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association has published a new case study that highlights the natural durability of cypress cladding in New England’s volatile four-season climate.

Cypress Offers Durability in the Berkshire Mountains

The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, located in Stockbridge, Mass., has been teaching skills for optimal living through mind, body and spirit for nearly 40 years. To better accommodate guests, the Center’s ownership commissioned architect Peter Rose, principal, Peter Rose + Partners, a firm with a long history of environmentally innovate architecture, to develop a master plan for the Center’s enlargement.

The first phase was the development of a new housing tower that would be seen as a model for environmental stewardship and function as an educational center for its visitors. Peter Rose + Partners designed a striking cypress-clad, six-story dormitory with angled wings that offers expansive views of the Center’s majestic lake, trees, and rolling hills.

Click here to learn how the unique characteristics of cypress enabled the architect to fulfill the ultimate goal of building a retreat for holistic healing and meditation that blends naturally into its surroundings.

The Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of cypress building products to trade professionals and consumers. For more information, visit www.cypressinfo.org.

Source: Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association

 

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