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Delta Shelter in Washington, by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig

Delta Shelter – a 1,000 square-foot cabin – is essentially a steel-clad box on stilts that can be completely shuttered when the owner is away. The 200 square-foot footprint of the house rises above a 40-acre, 100-year flood plain adjacent to the Methow River. The verticality, coloring and raw nature of the materials used for construction directly respond to the wildness of the setting. The owner sought a compact, easy to maintain, virtually indestructible building to house himself and his friends for fun and adventure in the mountains. With an exterior of steel, the house is virtually indestructible.

Image Courtesy © Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Delta Shelter
  • Location: Washington, United States

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PACCAR Environmental Technology Building in Pullman, Washington by LMN Architects

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: LMN Architects

The $52.8 million PACCAR Environmental Technology Building at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington brings to life the vision of WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture and the pursuit of interdisciplinary research related to sustainability concerns. The 96,000-square-foot project is a collaboration between designers LMN Architects and general contractor Skanska. The four-story building serves five of WSU’s long-standing research and development centers, all dedicated to tackling multi-faceted environmental issues through interdisciplinary collaboration. “What’s exciting about this project is how it sums up so much of what contemporary education is about—collaboration, exploration…a true interdisciplinary approach—the whole project is essentially one giant laboratory,” notes Mark Reddington, FAIA, Partner at LMN.

Image Courtesy © Ed LaCasse

  • Architects: LMN Architects
  • Project: PACCAR Environmental Technology Building
  • Location: Pullman, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Ed LaCasse
  • Contractor: Skanska

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Insignia on M in Washington by Delucchi Plus

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Delucchi Plus

With the rapid development of luxury residential buildings in Washington, D.C., developers and property management know they need to create special buildings to stick out from the crowd. Development joint venture partners, Donohoe and MetLife, were able to create a stunning building in the heart of D.C.’s thriving Capitol Riverfront neighborhood with the opening of Insignia on M. With a unique blend of gorgeously designed interiors, meticulously chosen amenities and top-notch services from Bozzuto Management, Insignia on M sets the bar high for “the best place to live” with 324 artfully designed studios, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes.

Image Courtesy © Delucchi Plus

  • Architects: Delucchi Plus
  • Project: Insignia on M
  • Location: Washington, USA

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Copine in Washington by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source:  Olson Kundig

The design of Copine restaurant frames the open kitchen, offering guests a view into the artistry behind chef Shaun McCrain’s approach to contemporary American cuisine highlighted with classic French cooking techniques. Equal parts intimate and social, the space offers a scale of transparency throughout, allowing the food to take center stage.

Image Courtesy © Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Copine
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Software used: Revit, Newforma, SketchUp

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False Bay Writer’s Cabin in Washington by Olson Kundig

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig

This five-hundred-square-foot cabin serves as a private writer’s retreat and guest cottage. The owners asked for a space that felt connected to its island setting—the mild climate, scenic views, and proximity to wildlife. At the same time, they needed a structure that could be easily secured when not in use.

Image Courtesy © Tim Bies

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: False Bay Writer’s Cabin
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Tim Bies
  • Software used: Autocad 2006, 2009, SketchuUp 3D.

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Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries in Washington by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig 

In 2012 the Tacoma Art Museum received a gift of Western art, creating an opportunity to feature two unique collections – Western art and their existing contemporary art collections–together in one building. The design brief for the new addition and remodel to house the collections was: 1) better announce the museum to the community; 2) design a new wing that is sympathetic to its surrounding historic context; 3) create a public living room that offers transparency to the street, and; 4) resolve an overly complex and obscured entry sequence.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Scott

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Kevin Scott and Benjamin Benschneider
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator
  • Owner/Client: Tacoma Art Museum
  • Design Team:

    • Tom Kundig, Design Principal
    • Kirsten R. Murray, Principal
    • Kevin Kudo-King, Principal
    • Jim Friesz, Project Manager
    • Thomas Brown, Staff
  • Contractor: Sellen Construction Company

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Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Ice Bar in Yakima, Washington by Graham Baba Architects

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: Graham Baba Architects

The first half of the 20th-century was a time of growth and dignity for downtown Yakima. Presidents Roosevelt and Taft visited the emerging agricultural center where the main street featured fountains, grand theaters, and stately, multi-story brick-and-masonry buildings. By mid-century, however, most of these structures had been demolished to make way for parking lots as businesses struggled to keep their downtown relevant and residents fled to the suburbs.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

  • Architects: Graham Baba Architects
  • Project: Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Ice Bar
  • Location: Yakima, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Lara Swimmer, Jenn LaFreniere
  • Software used: Autocad, Google SketchUp

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center in Seattle, Washington by Olson Kundig

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig 

The vision behind the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is to educate, inspire, and motivate people through storytelling—sharing the work of others who are focused on improving the lives of people around the globe. Through interactive exhibits, visitors can investigate some of the challenges facing the world, learn how people are tackling those problems, and explore their own ideas and solutions to challenges that matter to them.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

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Bellevue First Congregational Church in Washington by atelierjones

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: atelierjones

The challenge was to convert a typical multi-tenant office space into a space capable of creating awe. To do this, the architects had to bring life to the existing beige box by breaking it open and allowing the diffuse Northwest light filter in. Historically, light has played a significant role in marking a transcendent space, and this design captures the richness of indirect, cast light reflected off natural surfaces. For the new Bellevue First Congregational Church, the new soaring sanctuary is filled with this indirect light, which subtly changes throughout the day and seasons.

Image Courtesy © atelierjones

Image Courtesy © atelierjones

  • Architects: atelierjones (Susan Jones)
  • Project: Bellevue First Congregational Church
  • Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
  • Software used: Sketchup, Rhino, Autocad

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Seattle’s KEXP Public Radio $15 million Broadcast Complex by SkB & Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) 

A six-year fundraising, location search, design and build program culminated in April 2016 with the completion of KEXP 90.3 FM Radio’s 25,000 sq. ft. $15 million state-of-the-art broadcast/live production complex. Nestled in the shadow of Seattle Center’s iconic Space Needle, KEXP remains an essential part of Seattle’s legendary music scene, and epitomizes Public Radio’s stature within the local, national and global radio/Internet listening community.  Funding for the complex was raised by a successful on-air campaign and augmented by foundation, corporate, local entrepreneur and local government support. KEXP is a Public Broadcast Station in the truest sense of the word.

KEXP Exterior, Image Courtesy © Bittermann

KEXP Exterior, Image Courtesy © Bittermann

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