Burke Gilman House / Stettler Design

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
© Dale Lang
© Dale Lang

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Madison Park Tree House / First Lamp

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
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© Tim Bies Photography

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

00:00 - 26 October, 2014
© 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

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Nathan Hale High School Modernization / Mahlum

01:00 - 20 October, 2014
© Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    204000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Benjamin Benschneider

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goCstudio Launches New Kickstarter to Fund Floating Sauna in Seattle

00:00 - 21 September, 2014
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
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© Lara Swimmer

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Pagliacci Pizza / Floisand Studio

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

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

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
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© 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.

Park Passive House / NK Architects

01:00 - 25 March, 2014
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© Aaron Leitz

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Courtyard House / DeForest Architects

01:00 - 25 March, 2014
© Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

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Capitol Hill House / SHED Architecture & Design

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
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© Mark Woods

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Main Street House / SHED Architecture & Design

01:00 - 19 March, 2014
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© Mark Woods

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Bezos Center for Innovation / Olson Kundig Architects

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
© Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

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How Car-Dependent Towns are Adapting Compact Living Strategies

00:00 - 30 November, 2013
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
© Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

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Ballard Aperture House / First Lamp Architecture and Construction

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
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© Taylor Callaway

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Westland Distillery / Urbanadd

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Courtesy of Urbanadd
Courtesy of Urbanadd
  • Architects

  • Location

    SODO Busway, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Mark Ward, Jim Brown, Adam Pearce
  • Area

    13000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Urbanadd

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Wagner Education Center / Olson Kundig Architects

01:00 - 30 October, 2013

Olson Kundig Architects’ $6.6 million Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) in Seattle is scheduled to break ground this winter. Reminiscent of historic Northwest boatbuilding facilities, the projected LEED Gold center will serve as the “modern front door for the growing museum, Lake Union Park and the surrounding South Lake Union neighborhood.” The design will feature large windows and movable exterior panels that, consistent with Kundig’s signature use of inventive details, will grant users maximum flexibility in controlling the interior’s exposure to the elements.