Capturing the Sun

The Villa Pisani in Lonigo is the most celebrated of the works of sixteenth century architect Vincenzo Scamozzi.  Among its remarkable qualities, natural light is repeatedly cited for its primary role in shaping the experience of its interior spaces. While published photographs give a certain...

FAB (LAB) FURNITURE!

“You are already behind!” – The warning heeded to us on the first day of Furniture Studio by instructor Kimo Griggs, crushing our hopes of being ahead with models worked on over the break – is now ever present as we are within four weeks off final review. Unlike most of our...

Hands On

Personal note: in 1976 I fell in love…with a handrail, and thus discovered that buildings can be seductive in ways I hadn’t been taught. Gliding down a wide spiral stair of a London Tube station with my shoulder pressed against the smooth white tile, I began an affair that changed...

Lecture Tonight!

UW Department of Architecture Winter 2013 Lecture Series Receptions will be held for evening lectures in Architecture Hall 250 at 5:30 pm.  They are free and open to the public. Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance Sunil Bald | Studio Sumo/Yale, New York/New...

Metabolic Seattle

ARCH 401 | A Metabolic Seattle The 401 studio with Ken Oshima is about considering a metabolic Seattle. The fundamentals of metabolism embrace flexibility and change – as society changes, so does the architecture. Our site is the Seattle Center, a complex that is more than simply the...