You want green? Bull...

Written by Eric Pyne, Seattle Times August 27, 2011 Photographs by John Stamets Workers are digging a hole on Seattle’s Capitol Hill for a new office building unlike any commercial structure the planet’s ever seen before. You want green? There’s never been anything...

Trollspotting, part ...

From the very beginning of this project – back in Seattle, when I was looking at the Tourist Routes Projects and starting to write my proposal for the Valle Scholarship – the idea of traveling the entire coast of Norway was very seductive.  Even after two months of living in...

From 208j : via Phil...

Good morning from Philadelphia– Posts to look out for this week: Monday (today!): Architectural musings by Kathryn Rogers Merlino – and an update from graduate student, Erin Feeney on her houseboat research. Wednesday: “Studio Views” from Jonathan French, Valle scholar...

Musings on Architect...

Like many, I was hooked on traveling the first time I went abroad.   Alone in a new country, my senses were assaulted at every turn by new languages, sights and smells.  It was intoxicating. Henry Miller said that “one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things,...

This Weekend : Augus...

With only a few weeks of summer left (and warm weather too), this weekend in Seattle is busy with farmers markets, free concerts and the International District’s Night Market on Saturday night. Enjoy! I’m off to Philadelphia and New York for the weekend- look out for a post from...

Final Review : Furni...

Wednesday, August 17, marked the final review for Jim Nicholl’s summer furniture studio. Each of the eleven students showcased all three of their tables, the first two “quick” projects where the materials were supplied, and the final longer project. The tables were displayed...

From 208j

Posts to look out for this week on Arch[BE]Log: Monday (today!) : Chris Meek, Research Assistant Professor, talks about his upcoming book Daylighting Design in the Pacific Northwest Wednesday :  Highlights from Jim Nicholl’s summer final Furniture Studio review. Thursday : Upcoming...

Daylighting Design i...

For the past 4 years I have been documenting projects in the Puget Sound area and in Idaho where daylighting has been a major focus of the design effort for a forthcoming book with the UW Press. Entitled Daylighting Design in the Pacific Northwest, the book features high dynamic range images...

UW = Cool

What’s the coolest university in America? By one significant measure, it’s the University of Washington. Sierra Magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, has named the University of Washington the top university in the country for its initiatives to operate sustainably and...

Verify in Field Aug18

Verify in Field

Art of the punch[list] By Takeru Stewart, MArch Candidate 2013 Five weeks into my summer internship at a Seattle architecture firm, I find myself easing into the flow of the “real world.” Lunch breaks, happy hours, and sketch club, it is nice to have a schedule where work can officially...

This Weekend : Augus...

As final reviews are wrapping up for the quarter – and with this contiunously nice weather, Welcome to Summer! For those around Seattle during September, be sure to check out (and register for) the Seattle Design Festival (September 16-25) and FutureShack (September 20). For those of you...

Final Review : METRO...

The METROpolis 2030 Architecture 403/506 summer design studio conducted its final review on Monday, August 15 in Architecture Hall.  Critics included Susan Busch of  Hewitt Architects,  Alan Hart of VIA Architecture, departmental chair David Miller of Miller/Hull, Jeffrey Ochsner of the UW...

From 208j

Exciting posts to look out for this week on Arch[BE]Log: Monday (today!) : Senior Lecturer, Elizabeth Golden, writes on the Boros Collection, a bunker turned art gallery in Berlin. Wednesday :  Studio updates from the METROpolis 2030 Summer Studio (final reviews for the summer quarter this...

Berlin: die Offene S...

Extreme Home Makeover: Berlin Edition A problem most cities don’t have: indestructible war infrastructure. What does one do when a hulking Nazi bunker is occupying valuable real estate? One solution is to just build right over the top of it, like Jürgen Sawade’s apartment building,...

This Weekend : Augus...

Interesting and fun things to look out for this weekend in Seattle, slightly off the architecture path… Friday, August 12 Seattle Architecture Foundation’s Design Details:Lions, Griffins, & Walruses, Oh My!, 10am-12pm South Lake Union Block Party, 12-8pm, FREE Polaroids by Andy...

Furniture Studio, pa...

Last week, I had the opportunity to hop into the furniture studio downstairs to check up on their third and final project for the quarter. Rather than the furniture studio offered during the Winter and Spring quarters, Jim Nicholls assigns three small projects with specific parameters instead....

There is Value in No...

An excerpt from an interview with Kunle Adeyemi by Rachel Stella Jenkins via ArchiAfrika I can remember at a team meeting with Rem (Koolhaas) at the OMA, I showed my proposal and started by saying, ‘These are the clients needs… what the client wanted us to think about…’ Rem responded,...

From 208j

Welcome to a new week from Architecture and Gould Halls, Posts to look out for this week: Monday (today!) : Assistant Chair and Professor, Alex Anderson’s report on his sabbatical this past spring. Wednesday :  Studio updates and highlights from the furniture studio. Thursday : Upcoming...

Sabbatical Reading

I like books. I like their heft, their dry papery smell, the slow decrepitude evident in their fading bindings and yellowing pages. As an author I like the idea that my own books will wait between dusty peers to be pulled down and checked out, even read. So, it seems a little awkward to write...

Arch Staff to the St...

This year our annual Architecture Staff Field Trip brought us to the neighborhood of Georgetown, which has been described as “the last outpost of any blue-collar, bohemian arts culture in Seattle”.  We started our field trip with lunch at the Hangar Café which afforded us a delicious...