Category Archives: Engineering

D.C. project that houses homeless wins AIA award

Affordable housing has gotten a lot of press lately in Seattle, so it’s interesting to see how other cities are addressing the issue. LEO A DALY and and its design partner Studio Twenty Seven Architecture were honored recently for a … Continue reading

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Dan Stubbergaard of COBE Architects to lecture

Dan Stubbergaard, the founder and creative director of COBE Architects in Copenhagen, will give a free lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday (April 22) at Architecture Hall 147 at the University of Washington. The UW said COBE is an international architecture … Continue reading

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Paolo Desideri to speak at UW

Paolo Desideri, a professor of architecture and urban design at the “Roma Tre” campus of the University of Rome, will give a free lecture titled “Form as a Resource” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Washington Architecture Hall … Continue reading

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My Micro NY is made of prefab modular

Brookyn firm nArchitects has designed New York’s first micro-apartment complex. The project, called My Micro NY, is made of prefabricated modular units that will be stacked into place this spring and go on the market this summer. The 55 units … Continue reading

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Turn those substation sites into parks

This former substation site at 3904 N.E. 65th St. was sold last year for development. Photos by Cass Turnbull. Posted by Cass Turnbull ‘It’s not right’.’That’s what I thought when I heard Seattle City Light was going to sell 35 … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright campus to get updated lighting

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s imaginative Taliesin Spring will receive an update from award winning lighting designer and founder of Studio Lux, Christopher Thompson, who will introduce energy-efficient technology to the historic site. Photo courtesy of Studio Lux Taliesin Spring was … Continue reading

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Should you mix affordable and upscale housing?

Outdoor seating and landscaped areas would surround the ground floor of the R.C. Hedreen Co. project. Image courtesyof LMN Architects Should “affordable” housing be mixed with high-income housing within the same building? That’s the subject of a short video by … Continue reading

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BIG unveils plans for Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Image courtesy of BIG BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates have unveiled their design for Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, a public space and pavilion in form of a massive wood-clad triangular viewing platform for events … Continue reading

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“Vanity Height” added to more skyscrapers

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has looked at the increasing trend towards extreme spires and other extensions of supertall (300-meter-plus) buildings that do not enclose usable space, and created a new term to describe this – Vanity … Continue reading

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The sidewalk observed: building a better street corner

Successful street corner at 36th Ave SW and SW Snoqualmie St in West Seattle. Photo by Nate Cormier. Last time I promised to contrast that miserable corner of 35th Ave SW and SW Avalon Way in West Seattle with something … Continue reading

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