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wa sauna / goCstudio

09:00 - 13 July, 2016
wa sauna  / goCstudio, © Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, United States
  • Project Team

    Jon Gentry AIA, Aimée O’Carroll ARB
  • Engineer

    Kevin Winner, Swenson Say Faget
  • Area

    240.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Urban Cabin / Suyama Peterson Deguchi

11:00 - 8 July, 2016
Urban Cabin / Suyama Peterson Deguchi, © Michael Burns
© Michael Burns

© Michael Burns © Michael Burns © Michael Burns © Michael Burns +16

NBBJ and Visual Vocal Partner to Create Virtual Reality Productivity Platform

14:00 - 12 May, 2016
NBBJ and Visual Vocal Partner to Create Virtual Reality Productivity Platform, Courtesy of NBBJ
Courtesy of NBBJ

Seattle-based architecture and design firm NBBJ has formed a new business partnership with startup Visual Vocal to develop an innovative virtual reality (VR) productivity platform. Using this new tool, distributed project stakeholders will be able to immerse themselves into unbuilt environments and provide instantaneous feedback.

As opposed to traditional methods of communication such as email, a new VR platform, combined with mobile and cloud-based communications, could help expedite and facilitate the sharing of designs with clients, in a way that has "the potential to transform workflows within the field of architecture and beyond," state NBBJ in a press release. 

Seattle's First Center for Architecture and Design to Open This Saturday

16:00 - 1 March, 2016
Seattle's First Center for Architecture and Design to Open This Saturday, © Suyama Peterson Deguchi
© Suyama Peterson Deguchi

Seattle’s first Center for Architecture & Design (CFAD), led by AIA Seattle, the Seattle Architecture Foundation, Design in Public and the AIA Washington Council, will celebrate its grand opening March 5. Located in Pioneer Square, this new civic hub will offer powerful year-round exhibitions, events and classes that explore how design shapes and inspires vibrant communities. You can learn more about CFAD Seattle, which was designed by local firm Suyama Peterson Deguchihere

Allen Institute / Perkins+Will

15:00 - 3 December, 2015
Allen Institute / Perkins+Will, © Hedrich Blessing
© Hedrich Blessing

© Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing +17

LMN Architects Win 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award

12:21 - 3 December, 2015
LMN Architects Win 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award, Vancouver Convention Centre West. Image © LMN Architects
Vancouver Convention Centre West. Image © LMN Architects

LMN Architects, a 145-employee firm based in Seattle, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture Firm Award

“LMN Architects exemplify the best in architecture firm culture,” said 2015 AIA President Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA. “Not only is their work proof of this, but the amazing talent they are cultivating will have a reverberating impact on the profession for years to come.”

Oiselle Flagship Store / goCstudio

17:00 - 29 October, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
  • Design Team

    Jon Gentry AIA, Aimée O’Carroll ARB
  • Owner

    Oiselle
  • Area

    625.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott +14

CLTHouse / atelierjones

12:00 - 22 October, 2015
CLTHouse / atelierjones, © Lara Swimmer Photography
© Lara Swimmer Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Design Team

    Susan Jones, FAIA, Brian Gerich, Joe Swain, Maria Ibarlucia, Mesa Sherriff, Megumi Migita
  • Area

    1500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Lara Swimmer Photography © Lara Swimmer Photography © Lara Swimmer Photography © Lara Swimmer Photography +29

Madison Park Residence / Capsule

17:00 - 19 October, 2015
Madison Park Residence / Capsule, © Sozinho Imagery
© Sozinho Imagery
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Michael La Fon, RA, NCARB
  • Area

    3272.0 ft2
  • Photographs

© Sozinho Imagery © Sozinho Imagery © Sozinho Imagery © Sozinho Imagery +14

New Seattle Proposal Caps I-5 Freeway With a Two Mile Park

08:00 - 15 October, 2015
Courtesy of Patano Studio Architecture
Courtesy of Patano Studio Architecture

Patano Studio Architecture has created a proposal for a 45-acre, two-mile park spanning over the top of the Interstate-5 freeway in Seattle. Called C.A.P., the plan “proposes a city-wide architectural infrastructure solution to multiple issues facing the fast growing city.”

Ritual House of Yoga / goCstudio

17:00 - 1 October, 2015
Ritual House of Yoga / goCstudio, © Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott
  • Architects

  • Location

    608 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
  • Area

    1350.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott +18

Likelihood / Best Practice Architecture

13:00 - 21 September, 2015
Likelihood / Best Practice Architecture, © Mark Woods Photography
© Mark Woods Photography

© Mark Woods Photography © Mark Woods Photography © Mark Woods Photography © Mark Woods Photography +15

Eye Eye Care and Clinic / Best Practice Architecture

11:00 - 18 September, 2015
Eye Eye Care and Clinic / Best Practice Architecture, © Rafael Soldi
© Rafael Soldi

© Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi +17

Stair House / David Coleman

11:00 - 14 September, 2015
Stair House / David Coleman, © Steve Keating
© Steve Keating
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Structural Engineering

    Evergreen Design Company
  • Area

    2400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Steve Keating © Steve Keating © Steve Keating © Steve Keating +25

The Greenest Home on the Block / Caron Architecture + Dwell Development

09:00 - 22 August, 2015
The Greenest Home on the Block  / Caron Architecture + Dwell Development, © Tucker English
© Tucker English

© Tucker English © Tucker English © Tucker English © Tucker English +39

Janus Residence / Workshop AD

15:00 - 3 June, 2015
Janus Residence  / Workshop AD, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Structural Engineering

    Swenson Say Faget
  • Area

    2983.0 ft2
  • Photographs

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer +15

18th Ave City Homes / Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

14:00 - 18 May, 2015
18th Ave City Homes / Malboeuf Bowie Architecture, © Andrew Pogue
© Andrew Pogue

© Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue +15

The Architectural Lab: A History Of World Expos

10:30 - 30 April, 2015
The Universal Exposition of 1889. Image © Wikimedia Commons
The Universal Exposition of 1889. Image © Wikimedia Commons

World Expos have long been important in advancing architectural innovation and discourse. Many of our most beloved monuments were designed and constructed specifically for world’s fairs, only to remain as iconic fixtures in the cities that host them. But what is it about Expos that seem to create such lasting architectural landmarks, and is this still the case today? Throughout history, each new Expo offered architects an opportunity to present radical ideas and use these events as a creative laboratory for testing bold innovations in design and building technology. World’s fairs inevitably encourage competition, with every country striving to put their best foot forward at almost any cost. This carte blanche of sorts allows architects to eschew many of the programmatic constraints of everyday commissions and concentrate on expressing ideas in their purest form. Many masterworks such as Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion (better known as the Barcelona Pavilion) for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition are so wholeheartedly devoted to their conceptual approach that they could only be possible in the context of an Exposition pavilion.

To celebrate the opening of Expo Milano 2015 tomorrow, we’ve rounded up a few of history’s most noteworthy World Expositions to take a closer look at their impact on architectural development.

1964 New York World’s Fair . Image via People for the Pavillion website Buckminster Fuller's Dome. Image © Flickr user abdallahh Barcelona Pavilion. Image © Gili Merin Kiyonari Kikutake's Landmark Tower +19