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Dec 8, 2017

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Washington Architecture News, chronological:

COR Cellars Winery Complex in Washington
Design: goCstudio Architects
COR Cellars Winery Complex in Lyle
photo : Kevin Scott Photography

COR Cellars Winery Complex in Lyle
The 5,200-sqft space surrounds a protected exterior courtyard that becomes the heart of the project and welcomes visitors into the new tasting room.

Nov 4, 2017
400 Fairview Building, Seattle
Design: SkB Architects with Kendall/Heaton Associates
400 Fairview Seattle building
photo : Magda Biernat

400 Fairview Building in Seattle
At thirteen stories and 337,000-sqft, this mixed-use building was conceived as a catalyst for urban engagement. The nature of development in the urban realm is changing from buildings that are predominantly single-purpose structures into multi-use destinations and connected communities—and 400 Fairview embodies this change.

Nov 4, 2017
The ToDD Residence, Seattle
Design: SkB Architects
Todd Residence Seattle
photography: Lara Swimmer, Tim Bies

The ToDD Residence
This residence for a couple with a growing family was born out of the need to get the most possible living area out of very limited space and budget. Comprised of two distinct masses, the structure is visualized as an urban farmhouse – additive forms over time with a modern extension of a more traditional structure.

Oct 3, 2017
Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room, Chelan, Washington
Design: SkB Architects
Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan
photo : Benjamin Benschneider

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan, Washington
Rocky Pond Winery is designed to bring a heightened sense of awareness to the winery’s story and their wines. The 2,000-sqft tasting room serves as a sophisticated venue in which to relax and celebrate the experience of wine, while staying true to the humble, agricultural surroundings of the area.

Sep 30, 2017
UW Link Station for Sound Transit, 3720 Montlake Blvd NE
Design: LMN Architects
University of Washington Link Station for Sound Transit Seattle building
photo : Kevin Scott

University of Washington Link Station for Sound Transit Building
More than a light rail station, the project adds multiple facets to the urban fabric at the intersection of Montlake Boulevard and Pacific Street.

Sep 22, 2017
Modern Oasis, Medina, Eastside, King County
Design: SkB Architects
Modern Oasis Medina House in Washington
photo : Lara Swimmer

Contemporary Residence in Medina, Washington
The updated design evokes a gallery-like aesthetic, with the interiors spotlighting the owner’s art collection and substituting light filled interior for what was previously dark.

Jun 18, 2017
Washington Fruit and Produce Co. Headquarters in Yakima
Design: Graham Baba Architects
Washington Fruit and Produce Co. Headquarters, Yakima
photograph : Kevin Scott

Washington Fruit and Produce Co. Headquarters Building
Agriculture is the dominating influence in Yakima, where good volcanic soil, sunny days, and irrigation from the Yakima River support the area’s many fruit orchards. The area is a leader nationally in value of agricultural products sold.

May 12, 2017
Charles Smith Wines Jet City, 1136 S Albro Pl, Seattle, WA
Design: Olson Kundig, Architects
Charles Smith Wines Jet City Seattle
photo : Kevin Scott and Nic Lehoux

Charles Smith Wines Jet City Seattle Building
Originally constructed to house a Dr. Pepper bottling plant and later a recycling center, the design of the new Charles Smith Wines Jet City preserves much of the building’s hard-won industrial patina.

Apr 20, 2017
Minor + Stewart Towers
Design: WATG, Architects
Minor + Stewart Towers in Seattle
images courtesy of WATG, Architects

Minor + Stewart Towers in Seattle
The mixed-use development by WATG that will be the Minor + Stewart Towers in Seattle, Washington, USA totalling nearly 950,000 sqft, resides at the intersection of an up-and-coming neighborhood and an established downtown core.

Dec 16, 2016
Computer Science and Engineering Building at the University of Washington
Design: LMN Architects
University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Building
image courtesy of architects

Computer Science and Engineering Building
The architecture design encourages collaboration and spontaneous interaction.

Push Pull Residence in Seattle

Asian Art Museum in Seattle Building Expansion
Design: LMN Architects
Asian Art Museum in Seattle Building
design rendering courtesy of LMN Architects

Asian Art Museum in Seattle Building – 4 Oct 2016

Mazama House, Methow Valley

Lark Residence in Seattle

Cle Elum House in Washington

Leschi Dearborn House in Seattle

Elliott Bay House in Seattle

Cascadia Remodel in Seattle

Madison Park Tree House in Seattle

Bainbridge Island Gateway

Cliff House Washington Residence

Capitol Hill House Seattle Residence

Main Street House

Bezos Center for Innovation

23 Mar 2016
Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects News
Prentiss Wickline Architects and Balance Associates Architects have combined. At the core of both firms is the pursuit of balance: between natural and built environments, between a client’s vision and real world parameters, between beauty and utility.
Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects

Madrona House
Madrona House
photograph : Aaron Leitz; Seattle, WA

Madrona House – 8 Feb 2014
This house was designed as a second home for a Bay Area couple as a summer retreat to spend the warm summer months away from the fog in San Francisco.
Built on a steep slope and a narrow lot, this 4000 square foot home is spread over 3 floors, with the master, guest and kids bedroom on the ground floor, and living spaces on the upper floor to take advantage of the views.

Wagner Education Center Building, The Center for Wooden Boats, South Lake Union
Design: Olson Kundig Architects
Wagner Education Center at CWB South Lake Union
illustration courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects

Wagner Education Center Seattle – 29 Oct 2013
The new $6.6 m Wagner Education Center at CWB, designed by Seattle architect Tom Kundig, is due to start on site this winter. “We designed the center to reflect our region’s deep maritime history, provide a functional and efficient environment for the center, and to serve its diverse audiences,” notes architect Tom Kundig. “The design features wood, glass and steel, and just like on a boat, every inch of space and feature is designed to provide the highest function.”

Tacoma Art Museum Building Expansion news, near Seattle, Washington – 9 Sep 2013
Design: Olson Kundig Architects
Tacoma Art Museum Building
illustration courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects

Tacoma Art Museum celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony with some 300 supporters and the community to kick off the museum’s transformative building expansion project. Construction begins in late October on the approximately 16,000 square foot new wing and building renovation. The new wing will provide a home for the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art, double the museum’s gallery space, provide greater art e xperiences for visitors, and increase the museum’s role in downtown Tacoma. Award – winning architects Olson Kundig Architects will design the expansion and renovation.

Pine Forest Cabin, Winthrop, near Seattle, Washington
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Pine Forest Cabin in Washington
photo : Steve Keating Photography

Pine Forest Cabin – 29 May 2013
In order to meet the client’s budget goals, an efficient plan and cost effective selection of building materials reduced construction costs and led to the simple box design. The use of sheet materials both inside and out maximized material efficiency while emphasizing the simplicity of the cabin’s form. Two concrete walls cradle the box and allow it to cantilever over the hillside, reducing effective site disturbance. Elevating the cabin allowed for unobstructed views down slope and to the mountains beyond, transforming a modest living space from ordinary room to a viewing platform that extends from inside to out.

Wolf Creek View Cabin, near Seattle, Eastern Washington
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Wolf Creek View Cabin in Washington
photo : Steve Keating Photography

Wolf Creek View Cabin
Wolf Creek View Cabin sits in a lightly treed meadow, surrounded by foothills and mountains in Eastern Washington. The home is designed as two interlocking “L’s”. A covered patio is located at the intersection of one “L,” offering a protected place to sit while enjoying sweeping views of the valley. A lighter screening “L” creates a courtyard that provides shelter from seasonal winds and an intimate space with privacy from neighboring houses.

Capitol Hill Residence, Seattle
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Capitol Hill Residence Seattle
photo : Steve Keating Photography

Capitol Hill Residence – 27 May 2013
With a compact form and several integrated sustainable systems, this residence achieves the client’s goals to maximize the site’s views and resources while responding to its microclimate. The roof rainwater collects into a steel entry water feature, day light penetrates deep into the house through a central translucent slot, and exterior mounted mechanical shades can prevent excessive heat gain.

MIRROR Seattle Art Museum
Design: Doug Aitken
MIRROR Seattle Art Museum
image : Doug Aitken

MIRROR Seattle Art Museum – 5 Mar 2013
On Sunday, March 24, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will unveil MIRROR, a permanent art installation for the façade of SAM by artist Doug Aitken that will become a new landmark in downtown Seattle.

Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park
Design: Weiss/Manfredi
Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park
photograph © Iwan Baan

Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park
The Olympic Sculpture Park has transformed a nine-acre industrial site into open and vibrant green space for art. This new waterfront park gives Seattle residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.

Lake Union Float Home, central Seattle
Designs Northwest Architects – added
Lake Union Float Home
photograph : Ben Benschneider

Lake Union Float Home
This Seattle home inhabits what was one of the last unoccupied slips. The Seattle Houseboat and Float Home community is unique: the residents share access and live in close proximity to one another, yet there is a community diversity that is unrivalled. Some of this stems from the fact that the community was not developed at any one time, while some can be attributed to the immensity of style that adorns these Seattle homes (you don’t see a ton of fabric architecture here).

Seattle Buildings – Recent Designs

BUILD, Seattle, WA
Recent Projects
Broderson Residence
photo from architects

UW School of Medicine, South Lake Union
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Seattle Architecture
picture © Gustafson Guthrie Nichol + Crystal CG

Seattle Architecture design : UW School of Medicine
UW Medicine’s South Lake Union development is a multi-phase design and construction project that supports the UW’s internationally renowned biomedical research efforts. Located on the adjacent west block of UW Medicine’s existing South Lake Union research complex, Phase Three will include up to three buildings totaling nearly 542,000 square feet of laboratory and office space, and 47,250 square feet of outdoor space.

Seattle Buildings

Key Buildings in Seattle, alphabetical:

Cedar Park House
Peter Cohan, Architect
Cedar Park House Seattle
picture : Lara Swimmer Photography

Cedar Park House Seattle

East of Market House
COOP15, Architects
East of Market House
photo © Lara Swimmer

East of Market House

Enatai House
COOP15, Architects
Enatai House Bellevue
photo © Gregg Krogstad

Enatai House

Experience Music Project Building
Gehry Partners
Worlds Spectacular Museum Buildings
photo : Alain Lucier

EMP Museum Seattle

First & McGraw
COOP15, Architects
First & McGraw Washington
photo © Lara Swimmer

First & McGraw

L2Q House
Peter Cohan, Architect
L2Q House Seattle
image : Thomas M. Barwick Photography

L2Q House Seattle

Lightcatcher Building at the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
Olson Kundig Architects
Lightcatcher Building Whatcom Museum Design
image : Benjamin Benschneider

Lightcatcher Building

Mercer Island House, King County
COOP15, Architects
Mercer Island House
photo © Jamie Cobeldick

Mercer Island House

Olive 8 building
MulvannyG2 Architecture with Gluckman Mayner Architects
Mixed-use tower : hotel + residential buildings – 35 storeys

The Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum Building
Weiss Manfredi Architects

St Ignatius Church Building
Steven Holl Architects
Chapel of St Ignatius
photo courtesy Marialaura Polignano

St Ignatius Chapel

Seattle Art Museum Building

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates

Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park
Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park
image from UB

Seattle Civic Center Buildings
Foster + Partners
Seattle Civic Center
picture : narinder sagoo_foster partners

Seattle Civic Square buildings

Seattle Grand Hyatt Hotel Building

MulvannyG2 Architecture

Seattle Public Library
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA
Washington building
building photo : Philippe Ruault

Seattle Library building

Studio House
Tom Kundig Architect

“The Brain” Studio
Tom Kundig Architect

The Hotrod House
Tom Kundig Architect

Wing Luke Asian Museum
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
Wing Luke Asian Museum
image : Lara Swimmer

Wing Luke Asian Museum building

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Seattle Public Library architects – Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Washington Developments – Selection

House in the Trees, west Washington
Design: COOP15, Architects
House in the Trees
photo © Lara Swimmer

House in the Trees

American Architects

American Buildings : major architecture developments + designs

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