The original historic bronze-clad doors of Brighton Municipal Court in Boston had exceeded their practical service life and required restoration. Heather & Little recreated the six twelve-foot-high bronze Kalamein doors. This was an exacting project as the original brass doors were not typical Kalamein construction and consisted of very intricate millwork and sheet metal profiles. Winner of a 2021 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) award.
Heather & Little reproduced eight bronze kalamein doors and transoms using an architectural bronze material called Muntz metal. This was a challenging project as the only reference we had to the original bronze doors was a vague, one sheet historical drawing with very little detail. However, our team was able to recreate the pressed bronze ornamental components for these beautiful doors using press dies made from hand carved castings.
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