Category Archives: Planning

This eye contains 1.2 million books!

Dutch firm MVRDV has built a spectacular public library that looks like a huge eye, as part of a new cultural district in Tianjin, China. Located in the Binhai Cultural District, Tianjin Binhai Library is one of a cluster of … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Place names are part of who we are as a city. Seattle’s standard misspellings and wrong (or unsanctioned?) names might be treasured quirks as well. Or are they opportunities to charmingly correct our friends and enliven parties? The answer is … Continue reading

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What’s new in Passive House?

The Passive House Conference is Sept. 27 – Oct. 1  The Passive House Institute US 12th annual North American Passive House Conference is Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 at Motif Hotel at 1415 Fifth Ave. in Seattle. The theme is … Continue reading

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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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What’s in store for the mall?

The Mall of the Future Will Have No Stores  After decades of building, designing, and studying, CallisonRTKL has blueprints for the malls of the future.  “What we know for sure is that the mall of the future is not a … Continue reading

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