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Helen Street / mw|works architecture + design

13:00 - 2 August, 2017
© Andrew Pogue
© Andrew Pogue

© Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue +29

Seattle's Upcoming 134 Meter Residential Tower Takes Form As Series of Stacked Cubes

04:00 - 5 July, 2017
Seattle's Upcoming 134 Meter Residential Tower Takes Form As Series of Stacked Cubes, Courtesy of Burrard Group/Weber Thompson
Courtesy of Burrard Group/Weber Thompson

A 440 feet (134 meters) tall stack of twisting cubes, Nexus is an upcoming residential tower planned for the northern edge of downtown Seattle, as the city experiences a shortage of for-sale housing amidst a thriving rental market. Designed by local practice Weber Thompson and commissioned by Vancouver-based Burrard Development, the tower includes 367 residential units and 3200 square feet of retail, aiming to offer one of few residential opportunities in Seattle’s downtown core.

Courtesy of Burrard Group/Weber Thompson Courtesy of Burrard Group/Weber Thompson Courtesy of Burrard Group/Weber Thompson Courtesy of Burrard Group/Weber Thompson +29

Seattle's Space Needle to Undergo $100 Million Minimalist Renovation by Olson Kundig

12:30 - 15 June, 2017
Seattle's Space Needle to Undergo $100 Million Minimalist Renovation by Olson Kundig, Outer Open-Air Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig
Outer Open-Air Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig

One of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, the Seattle Space Needle, is set to undergo a $100 million renovation project focused on the structure’s preservation and the enhancement of the visitor experience by opening up spaces to dramatically improved views.

 Designed by Olson Kundig with interiors by Tihany Design, the scheme will intensify the Observation Deck experience through the addition of floor-to-ceiling glass on both the interior and exterior spaces, creating unobstructed 360 degree views of the Puget Sound and Seattle skyline . The renovation will also reimagine the Needle’s restaurant level by featuring a “first-of-its-kind” rotating glass floor to offer never-before-seen downward views of the structure.

Cross-Section of the Tophouse to show Observation Deck Renovations. Image © Olson Kundig View from the Interior Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig Interior Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig Tophouse of the Space Needle (after). Image © Olson Kundig +16

Tectonic / Graham Baba Architects

15:00 - 9 June, 2017
Tectonic / Graham Baba Architects, © Rafael Soldi
© Rafael Soldi

© Rafael Soldi               © Rafael Soldi               © Rafael Soldi               © Rafael Soldi               +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Jim Graham
  • Area

    2738.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Junsei House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi

15:00 - 30 March, 2017
The Junsei House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi, © Charlie Schuck
© Charlie Schuck

© Charlie Schuck © Charlie Schuck © Charlie Schuck © Charlie Schuck +20

HBO Seattle Workspace / Rapt Studio

18:00 - 9 March, 2017
HBO Seattle Workspace / Rapt Studio, © Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel

© Eric Laignel             © Eric Laignel             © Eric Laignel             © Eric Laignel             +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA 98101, United States
  • Area

    72000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Studios / Graham Baba Architects

17:00 - 21 February, 2017
The Studios / Graham Baba Architects, ©  Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

©  Lara Swimmer ©  Lara Swimmer ©  Lara Swimmer ©  Lara Swimmer +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, United States
  • Design Team

    Jim Graham, Melissa Glenn, Maureen O’Leary
  • Area

    10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Copine / Olson Kundig

15:00 - 15 February, 2017
Copine  / Olson Kundig, © Rafael Soldi
© Rafael Soldi

© Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    6460 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA
  • Principal in Charge

    Kirsten Murray
  • Area

    3289.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Icehouse Bar / Graham Baba Architects

17:00 - 14 February, 2017
Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Icehouse Bar / Graham Baba Architects, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer +39

Artist Residence / Heliotrope Architects

17:00 - 13 February, 2017
Artist Residence  / Heliotrope Architects, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider             © Benjamin Benschneider             © Benjamin Benschneider             © Benjamin Benschneider             +19

5 Monuments to Progress

04:00 - 28 December, 2016
5 Monuments to Progress, Space Needle / John Graham & Company. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)
Space Needle / John Graham & Company. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)

Buildings, perhaps unlike any other art form or edifice, have a capacity to influence or become part of a place's cultural identity and history. Defining an architectural monument is, however, an ambiguous exercise – most of their ilk only reach this status years after completion. AD Classics are ArchDaily's continually updated collection of longer-form building studies of the world's most significant architectural projects. Here we've assembled five structures and buildings which, often aside from original intentions, embody that most ephemeral feeling: a sense of progress.

NorthEdge / Perkins+Will

13:00 - 10 December, 2016
NorthEdge / Perkins+Will, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Kay Kornovich, Erik Mott, Gavin Smith, Ed Palushock, Nathan Williams
  • Area

    210.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Space Needle / John Graham & Company

04:00 - 7 December, 2016
Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)
Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)

The opening of the Century 21 Exposition on April 21, 1962 transformed the image of Seattle and the American Northwest in the eyes of the world. The region, which had been known until that point more for its natural resources than as a cultural capital, established a new reputation as a center of emergent technologies and aerospace design. This new identity was embodied by the centerpiece of the exposition: the Space Needle, a slender assemblage of steel and reinforced concrete which became—and remains—Seattle’s most iconic landmark.[1]

The Space Needle under construction before its opening in April 1962. ImageCourtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives (Public Domain) Courtesy of Wikimedia user Cacophony (Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) A 1962 cutaway drawing of the Space Needle's tophouse. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user James Vaughan (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) This sketched rendering of the Space Needle dates to April 1961 – one year before its opening. ImageCourtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives (Public Domain) +7

San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Wins Global Award for Excellence

14:00 - 26 November, 2016
San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Wins Global Award for Excellence , © Andy Crawford
© Andy Crawford

Seattle-based firm LMN Architects have won an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Award for Excellence for its Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas. 

“Designed by LMN Architects in partnership with executive architects Marmon Mok Architecture, the $150 million expansion and renovation project embrace the multi-faceted cultural identity of the city with a distinctive tapestry of form, materiality, light, and landscape" stated Mark Reddington, FAIA, lead designer and partner at LMN Architects.

Completed in 2014, the project incorporates a metallic veil that wraps program elements in programmable LED lighting, in order to create a variable play of light on the city’s skyline.

© Andy Crawford © Andy Crawford © Andy Crawford © Mark Menjivar +11

KEXP Headquarters / SkB Architects

13:00 - 12 November, 2016
KEXP Headquarters / SkB Architects, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann    © Jeremy Bittermann    © Jeremy Bittermann    © Jeremy Bittermann    +25

LMN Architects Reveal Expansion Design for the Seattle Asian Art Museum

14:15 - 11 November, 2016
LMN Architects Reveal Expansion Design for the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Courtesy of LMN Architects
Courtesy of LMN Architects

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has unveiled initial designs by 2016 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year LMN Architects for the upcoming renovation and expansion of the Asian Art Museum. The plans comprise an expansion containing a 2650 square foot art gallery and event space, as well as preserving the museum’s historic Art Deco façade and bringing the museum to modern standards of climate control, fire safety and seismic system upgrades. The historic building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in July 2016.

Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects +6

Palatine Passive House / Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

13:00 - 17 September, 2016
Palatine Passive House / Malboeuf Bowie Architecture, © Shea Pollard
© Shea Pollard

© Shea Pollard © Shea Pollard © Shea Pollard © Shea Pollard +16

Review: "REM" – A Retroactive, Redacted Study of the World’s Greatest Living Architect

11:15 - 14 September, 2016
Review: "REM" – A Retroactive, Redacted Study of the World’s Greatest Living Architect, Rem Koolhaas, the eponymous protagonist of "REM". Image © Tomas Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas, the eponymous protagonist of "REM". Image © Tomas Koolhaas

In the canon of great Dutch architects sit a number of renowned practitioners, from Berlage to Van Berkel. Based on influence alone, Rem Koolhaas—the grandson of architect Dirk Roosenburg and son of author and thinker Anton Koolhaas—stands above all others and has, over the course of a career spanning four decades, sought to redefine the role of the architect from a regional autarch to a globally-active shaper of worlds – be they real or imagined. A new film conceived and produced by Tomas Koolhaas, the LA-based son of its eponymous protagonist, attempts to biographically represent the work of OMA by “expos[ing] the human experience of [its] architecture through dynamic film.” No tall order.

Mark – a homeless man, filmed in Seattle Public Library (USA). Image © Tomas Koolhaas CCTV (China). Image © Tomas Koolhaas De Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Image © Tomas Koolhaas Seattle Public Library (USA). Image © Tomas Koolhaas +17