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Capitol Hill Loft Renovation / SHED Architecture & Design

18:00 - 26 February, 2015
Capitol Hill Loft Renovation / SHED Architecture & Design, © Mark Woods
© Mark Woods

© Mark Woods © Mark Woods © Mark Woods © Mark Woods +13

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Unveils Janet Echelman's Latest Work: "Impatient Optimist” in Seattle

00:00 - 12 February, 2015
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Unveils Janet Echelman's Latest Work: "Impatient Optimist” in Seattle, Janet Echelman / Impatient Optimist. Image © Ema Peter
Janet Echelman / Impatient Optimist. Image © Ema Peter

A new aerial sculpture by renowned artist Janet Echelman has been installed at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus in Seattle. Entitled "Impatient Optimist," the sculpture consists of a custom net structure suspended above the courtyard, resulting in an ethereal floating surface which seems to defy gravity. The award-winning artist's piece hovers above the city as a symbol of connectivity and stands as a testament to the impact an individual can have on a broader scale. 

Janet Echelman / Impatient Optimist. Image © Ema Peter Janet Echelman / Impatient Optimist. Image © Ema Peter Janet Echelman / Impatient Optimist. Image © Ema Peter Janet Echelman / Impatient Optimist. Image © Ema Peter +7

Burke Gilman House / Stettler Design

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
Burke Gilman House / Stettler Design, © Dale Lang
© Dale Lang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Design Team

    Daniel Stettler, Will Payne
  • Collaborators

    Paul Michael Davis Design
  • Area

    2300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Dale Lang © Dale Lang © Dale Lang © Dale Lang +21

Madison Park Tree House / First Lamp

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Madison Park Tree House / First Lamp, © Tim Bies Photography
© Tim Bies Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madison Park, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
  • Contractor

    First Lamp
  • Area

    3200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Tim Bies Photography © Tim Bies Photography © Tim Bies Photography © Tim Bies Photography +21

Get Playful on the Streets of Seattle with "Pop-Up! Street Furniture" from LMN Architects

00:00 - 26 October, 2014
Get Playful on the Streets of Seattle with "Pop-Up! Street Furniture" from LMN Architects, © Trevor Dykstra
© Trevor Dykstra

Downtown Seattle was transformed into a playground for people of all ages in September with Pop-Up! Street Furniture, an creative take on interactivity in the built environment. Eight movable modules combine to create endless configurations capable of forming either seating or play space for a dozen people. The project was realized by Seattle-based LMN Architects, leading an inter-disciplinary team of students, professionals, designers, manufacturers, and contractors, intent on stimulating ordinary streets in the city's downtown core. Created for the Seattle Design Festival, the project created a temporary hub for conversation, play, and engagement.

Read more after the break on the many uses of Pop-Up! Street Furniture in Seattle

© Trevor Dykstra © Trevor Dykstra © Trevor Dykstra © Trevor Dykstra +15

Nathan Hale High School Modernization / Mahlum

01:00 - 20 October, 2014
Nathan Hale High School Modernization  / Mahlum, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider
  • Architects

  • Location

    10750 30th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98125, USA
  • Area

    204000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider +12

goCstudio Launches New Kickstarter to Fund Floating Sauna in Seattle

00:00 - 21 September, 2014
goCstudio Launches New Kickstarter to Fund Floating Sauna in Seattle, open hatch. Image Courtesy of goCstudio
open hatch. Image Courtesy of goCstudio

Seattle based firm goCstudio have designed a wood-fired floating sauna, a project resonant with the culture of the Pacific Northwest. Aiming to begin construction in spring of 2015 and open in summer, the firm has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the building of their first model. Easily transportable and accessible by kayak, the floating sauna fits within the dimensions of a standard size trailer. Providing a space of refuge and revitalization, along with a uniquely interactive way to experience the landscape of Seattle, the project, named "wa_sauna", requires $43,000 to become a reality. Learn more about the project and how you can help at the firm's Kickstarter page, here. More images after the break.

Health Sciences and Student Resources Building at North Seattle College / Schacht Aslani Architects

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Health Sciences and Student Resources Building at North Seattle College / Schacht Aslani Architects, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer
  • Architects

  • Location

    9600 College Way North, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
  • Principal Architects

    Walter Schacht, FAIA; Cima Malek-Aslani, AIA
  • Area

    46500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

Pagliacci Pizza / Floisand Studio

01:00 - 15 April, 2014
Pagliacci Pizza / Floisand Studio, Courtesy of Floisand Studio
Courtesy of Floisand Studio

Courtesy of Floisand Studio Courtesy of Floisand Studio Courtesy of Floisand Studio Courtesy of Floisand Studio +16

Brooks + Scarpa Designs Park-And-Ride Plaza for Seattle Rail Station

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Brooks + Scarpa Designs Park-And-Ride Plaza for Seattle Rail Station, © Brooks + Scarpa
© Brooks + Scarpa

Brooks + Scarpa has won a competition to design a new park-and-ride plaza for the future Angle Lake light rail station in Seattle. As part of the 1.6-mile South 200th Link Extension, which will connect Angle Lake to the airport and downtown area by 2016, the $30 million complex will provide the station’s anticipated 5,400 passengers with a pedestrianized plaza, drop-off and retail area, as well as a 1,050-stall parking garage and 35,000 square feet of reserved space for future transit-oriented development.

Courtyard House / DeForest Architects

01:00 - 25 March, 2014
Courtyard House / DeForest Architects, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

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

Park Passive House / NK Architects

01:00 - 25 March, 2014
Park Passive House / NK Architects, © Aaron Leitz
© Aaron Leitz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madison Park, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
  • Area

    2710.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Aaron Leitz © Aaron Leitz © Aaron Leitz © Aaron Leitz +17

Capitol Hill House / SHED Architecture & Design

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Capitol Hill House / SHED Architecture & Design, © Mark Woods
© Mark Woods

© Mark Woods © Mark Woods © Mark Woods © Mark Woods +20

Main Street House / SHED Architecture & Design

01:00 - 19 March, 2014
© Mark Woods
© Mark Woods

© Mark Woods © Mark Woods © Mark Woods © Mark Woods +29

Bezos Center for Innovation / Olson Kundig Architects

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
Bezos Center for Innovation / Olson Kundig Architects, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer
  • Architects

  • Location

    860 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Alan Maskin
  • Project Manager

    Stephen Yamada-Heidner
  • Project Architect

    Marlene Chen
  • Project Staff

    Simon Clews
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer +14

How Car-Dependent Towns are Adapting Compact Living Strategies

00:00 - 30 November, 2013
How Car-Dependent Towns are Adapting Compact Living Strategies, Courtesy of Mithūn
Courtesy of Mithūn

The challenge of converting a sea of parking lots, that so often riddles auto-dependent suburbs, is in densification. Architects are introducing compact urban living models to small towns all across the country, retrofitting single-use zoning into more walkable, diverse and connected communities. Perhaps nowhere is this evolution more evident than Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood, home to the country’s oldest shopping malls. Learn how the town became denser and greener, transitioning to a transit-oriented development, “Gray, Green, and Blue: Seattle’s Northgate.”

Federal Center South Building 1202 / ZGF Architects

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
Federal Center South Building 1202 / ZGF Architects, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    4645 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
  • Design-Build Contractor

    Sellen Construction
  • Area

    209000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Benjamin Benschneider, Lara Swimmer, Courtesy of ZGF Architects

Ballard Aperture House / First Lamp Architecture and Construction

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Ballard Aperture House / First Lamp Architecture and Construction, © Taylor Callaway
© Taylor Callaway

© Taylor Callaway © Taylor Callaway © Taylor Callaway © Taylor Callaway +14