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Seattle Architecture News – new post added Feb 5, 2018

New Seattle Houses – new post added Feb 17, 2018

Mar 23, 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

Feb 8, 2014
Madrona House
Madrona House
photograph : Aaron Leitz; Seattle, WA

Madrona House
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.

Oct 29, 2013
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
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.”

Sep 9, 2013
Tacoma Art Museum Building Expansion news, near Seattle, Washington
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.

May 29, 2013
Pine Forest Cabin, Winthrop, near Seattle, Washington
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Pine Forest Cabin in Washington
photo : Steve Keating Photography

Pine Forest Cabin
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.

May 28, 2013
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.

May 27, 2013
Capitol Hill Residence, Seattle
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Capitol Hill Residence Seattle
photo : Steve Keating Photography

Capitol Hill Residence
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.

Mar 5, 2013
MIRROR Seattle Art Museum
Design: Doug Aitken
MIRROR Seattle Art Museum
image : Doug Aitken

MIRROR Seattle Art Museum
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.

Oct 10, 2012
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

More Seattle Architecture projects online soon

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

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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