Small cities deserve well-designed civic buildings and museums. This is one, designed by the accomplished Seattle firm Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects (soon to be renamed Olson  Kundig Architects), whose body of work is well known throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The building is so nick-named for the 180 foot long double glazed wall… Read More

OK, so it’s not really a house, but perhaps a really good house wine. Every once in a while you find a very intriguing use of technology in architecture schools. Lately, the amount of good work has been not scarce. In this example, however there is evidence of biomimicry, parametric scripting, simple rendering using ambient… Read More

I and 50 other architects, designers, engineers, consultants and construction professionals just attended the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Seattle Ecotect® User Group. This meeting, sponsored by IMAGINiT and Callison Architecture was held at the Seattle offices of Skanska. Surely this will be the first of many exciting collaborative, and community-building meetings to come.… Read More

Recently, I attended a presentation by Brad Liljequist, the project manager for the zHome project. His talk, part of the Sustainable Connections series of conferences in Bellingham, WA, was a very interesting discovery showcasing the efforts of a complex and intriguing project, right in my own region. Located in the Issaquah Highlands, just East of… Read More

Well, looks like I was beat to the punch. I did intend to write up this workflow as described in my previous post and I should have had that one near complete, when I noticed THIS on the HOK Green BIM blog. This is a great primer on how to understand the concepts of moving… Read More

Here’s a very interesting video showing firms competing to envision what cramped cities may look like in 100 years. Hurray, flying cars at last! I wonder what will be powering everything though. As part of the History Channel’s Future Cities Competition, here’s a sneak peak at the participants in  San Francisco. Video: Bay Area architecture… Read More