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Kengo Kuma Builds Upon Historic Facade in New Seattle Skyscraper

13:00 - 26 July, 2019
Kengo Kuma Builds Upon Historic Facade in New Seattle Skyscraper, Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates, Ankrom Moisan Architects, Berger Partnership
Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates, Ankrom Moisan Architects, Berger Partnership

Kengo Kuma & Associates have proposed a new 40-story mixed-use skyscraper incorporating a historic Gothic Revival facade in Seattle. Located in the Belltown neighborhood, the project would reuse the ornate five-story Bebb & Gould’s Terminal Sales Annex facade. Made in collaboration with Ankrom Moisan Architects and the landscape architecture firm Berger Partnership, the project aims to reinforce the Gothic and Art Deco heritage of Seattle’s downtown.

Museum of the Bible / SmithGroup

20:00 - 4 June, 2019
Museum of the Bible / SmithGroup, © Alan Karchmer
© Alan Karchmer

© Alan Karchmer © Alan Karchmer © Alex Fradkin © Alex Fradkin + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    400 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20472, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    David Greenbaum, FAIA (SmithGroup)
  • Area

    430000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup

12:00 - 4 June, 2019
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup, © Darren Bradley
© Darren Bradley

© Darren Bradley © Darren Bradley © Darren Bradley © Darren Bradley + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, DC, United States
  • Category

  • Design Team

    David Adjaye, Philip Freelon, J. Max Bond / SmithGroup JJR
  • Client

    Smithsonian Institution
  • Area

    420000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Atlantic Plumbing Building / Morris Adjmi Architects

13:00 - 13 April, 2019
© Alan Karchmer
© Alan Karchmer

© Matthew Williams © Matthew Williams © Alan Karchmer © Matthew Williams + 13

Alley Armor / KUBE Architecture

18:00 - 4 February, 2019
Alley Armor / KUBE Architecture, © Paul Burke
© Paul Burke

© Paul Burke © Paul Burke © Paul Burke © Paul Burke + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Richard Loosle Ortega, Janet Bloomberg
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Walker Court / Demian/Wilbur/Architects

08:00 - 25 January, 2019
Walker Court    / Demian/Wilbur/Architects, © Merrill St. Leger
© Merrill St. Leger

© Howard Mager © Merrill St. Leger © Merrill St. Leger © Merrill St. Leger + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Ziad Elias Demian, AIA – APA
  • Team

    Jonathan Fitzpatrick – Staff Architects, Juan Ramón Morales Sabogal – Staff Architect, Milagros Sifon – Design Architect
  • Area

    2196.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Microsoft is Investing $500 Million in Seattle Affordable Housing

11:00 - 21 January, 2019
Microsoft is Investing $500 Million in Seattle Affordable Housing, Seattle WA. Image © Shutterstock
Seattle WA. Image © Shutterstock

Microsoft has unveiled plans to commit $500 million to advance affordable housing solutions across the city of Seattle, Washington. The money, to be distributed as loans and grants, will kick-start new solutions to the city’s housing crisis, where income increases have lagged behind rising housing prices.

The investment breaks down as $225 million committed to subsidize middle-income housing construction in six targeted cities, $250 million to support low-income housing across the King County region, and $25 million to philanthropic grants to address homelessness in the greater Seattle region. The tech giant has targeted the region in close proximity to the site of its Redmond headquarters expansion, expected to accommodate 8,000 new employees.

Achievement Preparatory Academy Public Charter Middle School / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

13:00 - 3 August, 2018
Achievement Preparatory Academy Public Charter Middle School / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, © Hoachlander Davis Photography
© Hoachlander Davis Photography

© Hoachlander Davis Photography © Hoachlander Davis Photography © Hoachlander Davis Photography © Hoachlander Davis Photography + 18

Snarkitecture's "Fun House" Opens at the National Building Museum in Washington DC

14:00 - 6 July, 2018
Snarkitecture's "Fun House" Opens at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, © Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina

Snarkitecture’s “Fun House” has opened at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, an interactive exhibition forming part of the museum’s Summer Block Party series of temporary structures created inside its historic Great Hall.

More than 1500 people visited Fun House at its July 4th opening day, which comes three years after Snarkitecture’s installation at the 2015 Summer Block Party, titled "The BEACH." Other noted collaborations for Summer Block Party include Studio Gang in 2017, James Corner Field Operations in 2016, and Bjarke Ingels Group in 2014.

© Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina + 14

New Images Show Steven Holl's Expansion of the Kennedy Center Under Construction

14:00 - 12 June, 2018
New Images Show Steven Holl's Expansion of the Kennedy Center Under Construction, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts has released new photographs as construction continues on the Steven Holl Architects-designed expansion project in Washington DC. Due to open in September 2019, the REACH expansion project aims to “provide artists and visitors new and wide-ranging opportunities to fully interact and engage with the Center.”

The project features 72,000 square feet of interior space across a 4.6-acre site, resulting in a 20% increase in public areas, and a doubling of outdoor space.

Courtesy of Field Conditions Courtesy of Field Conditions Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects + 13

Khab-e-Aram Residential Complex / USE Studio

02:00 - 9 June, 2018
Khab-e-Aram Residential Complex / USE Studio, © Ehsan Hajirasouliha
© Ehsan Hajirasouliha

© Ehsan Hajirasouliha © Ehsan Hajirasouliha © Ehsan Hajirasouliha © Ehsan Hajirasouliha + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Mohammad Arab, Mina Moeineddini, Elaheh Hajdaei
  • Team

    Milad Alidousti, Mahla EbrahimPour, Parisa Goli
  • Client

    Ibrahim Mohseni & Partners
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

OSLOatlas / Square 134 Architects

16:00 - 29 May, 2018
OSLOatlas / Square 134 Architects, © Jessica Marcotte
© Jessica Marcotte

© Jessica Marcotte © Jessica Marcotte © Jessica Marcotte © Jessica Marcotte + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    1219 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Samson S. Cheng AIA, Ronald P. Schneck Jr. AIA
  • Area

    14968.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Coach House / Gardner Architects

17:09 - 15 May, 2018
Coach House / Gardner Architects, © John Cole
© John Cole

© John Cole © John Cole © John Cole © John Cole + 34

Studio 6420 / Robert M. Gurney Architect

09:00 - 10 May, 2018
© Anice Hoachlander
© Anice Hoachlander

© Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander + 24

Chesapeake House / KUBE architecture

13:00 - 2 May, 2018
Chesapeake House / KUBE architecture, © HD Bros
© HD Bros

© HD Bros © HD Bros © HD Bros © HD Bros + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Richard Loosle Ortega, Janet Bloomberg
  • Area

    7300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Arena at Seattle Center Aims for NHL Expansion Team with $600 Million Populous-led Renovation

12:00 - 27 February, 2018
Arena at Seattle Center Aims for NHL Expansion Team with $600 Million Populous-led Renovation, Courtesy of Populous
Courtesy of Populous

Seattle’s historic KeyArena is set to receive a $600 million renovation that will transform the venue into the region’s “premier sports and entertainment destination” as part of plans to launch the city’s first-ever NHL team.

Designed by Populous, the renovation will open up the arena to its surroundings, specifically the 72-acre Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World’s Fair and home to the currently under-renovation Seattle Space Needle. As part of the project, the sports venue will be rebranded as “The Arena at Seattle Center.”

Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous + 9

BIG Reveals Updated Vision for Smithsonian Campus Master Plan Scheme

15:25 - 19 January, 2018
Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual
Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual

BIG has unveiled an updated vision for the new Campus Master Plan for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., after taking into account over 3 years of community input and collaboration with the storied museum and research institution. The revised proposal pays particular attention to the preservation of unique character of the Enid A. Haupt Garden while still addressing the existing and future needs of the Smithsonian at one of the nation’s most historically significant sites.

Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual + 9

Aesop Georgetown / Tacklebox Architecture

18:00 - 7 March, 2017
Aesop Georgetown  / Tacklebox Architecture, Courtesy of Aesop
Courtesy of Aesop

Courtesy of Aesop             Courtesy of Aesop             Courtesy of Aesop             Courtesy of Aesop             + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Georgetown, Washington, DC, United States
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Jeremy Barbour
  • Area

    900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016