Category Archives: Parks and open space

Power up for the 2017 Seattle Design Festival

Design in Public will offer a free Sneak Peek of the 2017 Seattle Design Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at 1010 Western Ave. in Seattle. Festival staff and organizers will provide an overview of this year’s festival, … Continue reading

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Save your PARK(ing) spot for September

In past years, PARK(ing) Day parklet pop-ups have included streets lined with art studios, bowling alleys, mini golf courses, bubble gardens, urban farms, and places to lounge and relax.  Seattle has participated in the international PARK(ing) Day event since 2007. … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Zoo, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Schønherr Landscape Architects and MOE have collaborated on a new yin and yang-shaped Panda House that resembles the Panda’s natural habitat and creates a peaceful environment for one of the world’s rarest mammals.  The new … Continue reading

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Tiny library gets tons of attention

This tiny timber library was one of the 10 winners of the 2017 Ontario Association of Architects Awards, announced last week.  Located in Newmarket, Ontario, this is Story Pod by Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.  This 2.4-meter wide pod is a … Continue reading

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Love you Sound Transit, but please do these things

Sound Transit does many things really well, so consider this criticism from a friend. On-time-or-better completion? Check. Beating budgets? Check. Creating the new backbones of the region? Nice stations? Check and check. But a few very fixable things would make … Continue reading

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