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Amazon Proposes Three New Towers in Seattle

19:00 - 7 May, 2012
Via Amazon Early Design Guidance Submittal
Via Amazon Early Design Guidance Submittal

Tomorrow, Amazon representatives are scheduled to present their design for a three-block proposal that will introduce three new towers to the Seattle skyline and add 3.3 million square feet of office space to the downtown area. Quite possibly the largest development ever proposed downtown, the complex will consume five acres in the Denny Triangle Urban Village that is currently being used for parking, the Sixth Avenue Inn and the King Cat Theater.

Continue reading for more information on the Denny Triangle project.

Urban Intervention: Public Space Competition Proposal / PRAUD

23:00 - 18 March, 2012
Courtesy of PRAUD
Courtesy of PRAUD

The public space proposal for the Urban Intervention competition creates a new way of creating a dialog between the park and the city. Designed by PRAUD, each solid and void creates its own topography, and thus the topography of the solid provides different experiences for pedestrians and joggers, while topography of the voids provide different types of functions and landscape fields. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Spring 2012 AIAS West Quad Regional Conference

11:34 - 24 February, 2012
Courtesy of AIAS Washington State University
Courtesy of AIAS Washington State University

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) chapter at Washington State University will proudly host the Spring 2012 West Quad Regional Conference in Spokane at the end of March 2012. The conference will take place March 29th – April 1st on the WSU Spokane campus under the theme of “Preserving Identities,” welcoming in attendees from across the Western United States. More images and information on the event after the break.

AIA Seattle: Tour of Architects

19:00 - 16 February, 2012
BC & J Architecture © Martin Bydalek
BC & J Architecture © Martin Bydalek

The upcoming Tour of Architects in the Puget Sound region of Washington State sponsored by AIA Seattle will take place from March 17-25. Four separate tours will take place over the two weekends, with architects on site to meet with tour guests in addition to conducting tours. The projects featured on the tour are primarily residential, encompassing a wide variety of styles ranging from modern, universally design urban lofts, to remodeled min-century ramblers. Some of the other typologies featured include a memorial project dedicated to the memory of Japanese Americans interned during WWII, an equestrian facility and an award winning Fire Station.

The tickets are priced at $20 per tour, $35 for a weekend pass, and $50 for both weekends.Visit the official site for more information here. See more photos of some of the featured projects after the break.

Interview with Tom Kundig by Lawrence W. Cheek of SeattleMet

13:00 - 23 January, 2012
© Tim Bies/Olson Kundig Architects
© Tim Bies/Olson Kundig Architects

In this interview published by Seattle Met,  Lawrence W. Cheek speaks with Tom Kundig, principal at Olson Kundig Architects.  Kundig has defined his career for designing homes that are flexible and considerate in their materials, functions, response to site and the way that the human body interacts with the space and mechanics of the environment.  This interview is excellent at revealing Kundig’s inspiration and priorities when it comes to designing homes and he mentions some great examples and strategies that he has taken over the years.

Here is just a list of the variety, but consistency, representative of Kundig’s work:

On January 25th at 6pm, Tom Kundig will be speaking with Mark Rozzo at the New York Public Library about Tom Kundig: Houses 2.  More information on that event coming soon.

Follow us after the break for the full interview, courtesy of SeattleMET, ”Q&A with Architect Tom Kundig” by Lawrence W. Cheek.

Yale Steam Laundry Condominiums / John Ronan Architects

01:00 - 3 January, 2012
Yale Steam Laundry Condominiums / John Ronan Architects, © Nathan Kirkman
© Nathan Kirkman

© Nathan Kirkman © Nathan Kirkman © Nathan Kirkman © Nathan Kirkman +24

Record Store Installation at [storefront] / Olson Kundig Architects

11:00 - 25 December, 2011
© Tim Bies
© Tim Bies

Olson Kundig Architects is an experimental work place for their community collaborations, pro‐bono design work, philanthropic and volunteer work, and for design research and the development of design ideas. Since its inception this summer, has served as an artist’s working studio, a dancer’s stage, a non‐profit’s arts education on workshop and outreach hub, a design festival’s pop‐up space, and more. Record Store is the latest and current iteration of . More images and architects’ description after the break.

AIA+2030 Professional Series: Prepare for the New Energy FutureTM

07:00 - 22 December, 2011
Courtesy of AIA Seattle
Courtesy of AIA Seattle

AIA Seattle, the Seattle Chapter of American Institute of Architects, with partners BetterBricks, the City of Seattle, and Architecture 2030 present AIA+2030 Professional Series: Prepare for the New Energy Future at Seattle City Hall.

Bertschi School Living Science Building / KMD Architects

12:00 - 1 December, 2011

Architect: KMD Architects Location:  Seattle, Washington Project area: 5,225 sqf Construction cost: $930,000 (est.) Project Year: 2011 Owner/Tenant: The Bertschi School Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider  © Benjamin Benschneider  © Benjamin Benschneider  © Benjamin Benschneider  +11

Jim Olson: Architecture for Art Exhibition

04:00 - 5 October, 2011

The Museum of Art at Washington State University is organizing ‘Architecture for Art,’ the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to the career of Jim Olson, one of the Northwest’s most significant architects and founder of the internationally recognized Seattle-based firm, Olson Kundig Architects.

The exhibit, which is open from now until December 10th, will serve as a retrospective for Olson’s 45-year career, highlighting his residential legacy, including his own homes-an apartment in downtown Seattly and his cabin on Puget Sound-as well as his public design work, which encompasses the Lightcatcher Museum in Bellingham, Washingtom, St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Pike and Virginia Building in Seattle, and the Noah’s Art Exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.  More information on the event after the break.

1100 First Street / Krueck & Sexton Architects

01:00 - 21 September, 2011
1100 First Street / Krueck & Sexton Architects, Courtesy of Prakash Patel
Courtesy of Prakash Patel

Courtesy of Prakash Patel Courtesy of Prakash Patel Courtesy of Prakash Patel Courtesy of Prakash Patel +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, DC, United States
  • Architects

    Krueck & Sexton Architects
  • Mep Engineer

    Flack + Kurtz
  • Structural Engineer

    Tadjer Cohen Edelson Associates, Inc.
  • Client

    Tishman Speyer
  • Area

    355000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Prakash Patel

Barcode House / David Jameson Architect

01:00 - 7 August, 2011
Barcode House / David Jameson Architect, © Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography

© Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    1749 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009, United States
  • Architects

    David Jameson Architect
  • Project Architect

    Alex Stitt
  • General Contractor

    The Ley Group
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

zHome / David Vandervort Architects

10:00 - 12 June, 2011
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Situated in the Issaquah Highlands just east of Seattle, zHome is envisioned as a ten unit, net zero energy and net zero carbon town home community. The 0.4-acre site is part of a larger parcel located at the entrance to the Highlands neighborhood. The larger parcel was planned as a combined project including the zHome site along with a mixed-use project that is being constructed by the YWCA.

Building 2345 / Höweler + Yoon Architecture

01:00 - 10 June, 2011
Building 2345 / Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Courtesy of  höweler + yoon architecture
Courtesy of höweler + yoon architecture

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Anacostia Foot Center, 2041 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20020, United States
  • Architect

    Höweler + Yoon Architecture
  • Project Team

    J. Meejin Yoon, Eric Howeler, Carl Solander, Liz Burrow, Parker Lee, Daniel Sullivan, Dan Smithwick, Eric Maso
  • Structural Engineer

    MGV
  • Mechanical Engineer

    MepTech
  • Civil Engineer

    CAS
  • Contractor

    FEI Construction
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of höweler + yoon architecture

Anacostia Library / The Freelon Group Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2011
Anacostia Library / The Freelon Group Architects, © Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

© Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, DC, United States
  • Architect

    The Freelon Group Architects
  • Associate Architect

    R.McGhee Associates
  • Area

    22000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

The Lacey / Division1

01:00 - 10 May, 2011
The Lacey / Division1, © Debi Fox Photography
© Debi Fox Photography

© Debi Fox Photography © Debi Fox Photography © Debi Fox Photography © Debi Fox Photography +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, DC, United States
  • Architects

    Division1
  • Area

    25000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction / Miller Hull Partnership

08:30 - 3 May, 2011
© Miller Hull Partnership
© Miller Hull Partnership

Slated to be one of the most ambitious green buildings in North America, the Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction will be the world’s most energy-efficient commercial building reinforcing the city of Seattle’s commitment to be at the forefront the green building movement. This exciting new building is planning to achieve the Living Building Challenge (version 2.0), as described by the International Living Building Institute.

The mixed-use building will serve as the future headquarters of the Bullitt Foundation as well as provide office and commercial space for leaders in the green building industry. Thursday, May 4th, at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, a free community event will present the Cascadia Center. Further details can be found here.

Architects: Miller Hull Partnership Location: Seattle, Washington, USA Project Team: PAE Consulting Engineers, Point32, Schuchart Construction

Urban Design Forum to Discuss Seattle's Civic Square Development

13:00 - 23 April, 2011
© Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

This coming Monday, April 25th the Urban Design Forum presents the opportunity to hear discussion about the stalled Civic Square development and other “interim use” sites in downtown Seattle. Sean Canady from GGLO, Robert Smith from Foster + Partners and City of Seattle representatives will be present.  The Seattle Civic Square project, which completes the final phase of a ten-year civic masterplan, provides a vital new focus for Seattle’s civic life, reinvigorating the south downtown area for the whole city’s benefit.