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Art Stable / Olson Kundig Architects

  • 01:00 - 26 November, 2010
Art Stable / Olson Kundig Architects
Art Stable / Olson Kundig Architects, Courtesy of  point32
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, United States
  • Architects

    Olson Kundig Architects
  • Design Principal

    Tom Kundig, FAIA
  • Managing Principal

    Kirsten Murray, AIA
  • Project Architect

    Jeff Ocampo, LEED AP
  • Project Team

    Sky Lanigan, LEED AP, Wing-Yee Leung, LEED AP, Ming Yuan
  • Project Manager

    Kevin Kudo-King, AIA LEED AP
  • Civil Engineering

    Coughlin Porter Lundeen
  • Structural Engineering

    DCI – Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering

    PAE Consulting Engineers
  • Gizmo Engineering Consultants

    Turner Exhibits, Inc
  • Mechanical Contractor

    Hermanson Company, LLC
  • Design Collaborators And Construction Oversight

    Matt Stodola and Nick Miller
  • Design Collaborators And Fabricators

    All New Glass
  • Engineering Consultants

    Turner Exhibits, Inc
  • Graphics

    Kevin Scott
  • Code Consultant

    Kinsman Code Consulting
  • Energy Consultant

    Patrick Hayes
  • Acoustical

    BRC Acoustics & Technology Consulting
  • Contractor

    Exxel Pacific General Contractors
  • Developer

    Point32
  • General Contractors

    Exxel Pacific Construction
  • Area

    25556.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010

From the architect. The seven-story, five unit adaptive live-work space is designed for residents who want to both live and work in the city. Art Stable, is situated on a plot of land previously housing horse stables. A recipient of the 2010 AIA Seattle Citation Honor Award, the urban infill project features large art doors, manually operable by a custom-designed hand wheel and hinge. The 80'-5" hinge terminates at a rotating davit crane on top of the building.

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A collaboration between architect, client, engineer, builder, and fabricator resulted in a hinge mechanism that opens 8 foot tall by 12 foot long steel clad doors on all seven levels. The vertically stacked art doors face the alley side of the building and provide a great ease in moving large materials and/or art pieces into and out of each unit.

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The custom-designed hinge and art doors are located on the east facing alley-side of the building. Users can open their art door up to 75 degrees by turning a large hand wheel. The wheel connects to a threaded rod which goes through the building envelope and connects to a sliding pivot bolt fastened to the movable portions of the hinge on the exterior of the building. The threading on the rod and the oversized wheel ensures that each 2,250 pound door can be opened easily and held open at the desired angle. The crane can then be used to pick up objects from the alley and raise them up and into the unit, or remove objects from the unit.

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Steel framed windows measuring 8 feet tall by 8 feet long are supported on a second similar hinge. Views on the west side of the building provide resident with just the right amount of drama - the city and Cascade mountains beyond.

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The use of concrete, steel and glass draws upon the warehouse typology of the transitional industrial neighborhood. Each unit has an average 11’ ceiling height and floor-to-ceiling window walls. Interior build-outs will be determined by each unit’s owners, who will also be able to punch windows into the north façade of the building, providing a personalized balance between privacy and transparency. On the street side of the building, oversized hinged windows also open, allowing for cross-ventilation.

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Sustainable Features

• A geothermal heat pump system runs in loops through the augercast structural pilings of the building’s foundation. This is the first time this system has been used in the US.

• In-floor radiant heating and cooling

• Natural ventilation

• Can accommodate future use of solar/photovoltaic technology

• Flexibility of space anticipates the possibility of non-residential use

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Art Stable Hinge

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n khb · October 28, 2011

The detail of the operable window is great. But it is the only thing seperating this design from standard. Why not capitalize on the window design....eight of the many standard windows are operable with this detail.. Olson Kundig projects are normally well thought out and thoughtfully executed but this one falls short of their standard.

Tim Bies · March 24, 2011

I believe this building features the world's largest hinge - if not, it's definitely close. It's really impressive to see up close and in person. It's always a fun challenge to shoot Olson Kundig projects, especially when Turner is involved - adds an entire new "dimension" to the subject that always results in a new approach for each project.

Jonathan Lemons · February 17, 2011

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Backbone Design · November 28, 2010

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jimmy · November 27, 2010

it's located in seattle not fargo... I like the straight to the face design method of this office. and turner exhibits does some nice work... and i like that its not another building covered in hardie board. great project, the whole list of people (team) should be proud of this one.

mt · January 27, 2012 11:22 PM

Thermal bridging proves bad engineering, despite the Location. I suppose in Seattle they have low temperatures, too. So water will condense and we have water inside. ON PURPOSE?

And who has drawn this bad details of the hinge?

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rjl · November 27, 2010

Thermal bridging is sexy.

Kit · November 27, 2010 05:39 PM

I'm glad someone said it.

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