It's been busy around here entering 2018 and realizing we have not updated this page in a while! Reflecting back on 2017 and still feeling proud we were able to collaborate with Jennifer Navva Milliken and help the Furniture Society with their booth at the recent 2017 IDS in Vancouver. Added bonus for us was working with some very talented and helpful folks at the Furniture Society and winning a Gray Magazine Award for Best Booth.
Fast-Approaching deadlines for completion on this Condominium Renovation we designed in downtown Seattle. This is the view from the Mezzanine.
Before re-joining Cranbrook in 2015, Andrew Blauvelt was the Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Walker Arts Center and has organized several exhibitions, including Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life (2003), Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses(2005). He also co-curated Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes (2008), the first major museum exhibition about the art and architecture of the American suburb. His latest exhibition and book is Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia (2015), a survey of counter-cultural art, design, and architecture.
A bit of a TBT moment remembering last year's full interior and exterior renovation of a 1959 Ranch-style house overlooking Lake Samammish. In this case renderings of proposed design concepts for the Living Room / Kitchen and the Master Bath. Renderings by Blackbox Design.
Construction is in full swing, steel has been installed for the new lift, wall and ceiling framing are installed, ready for plumbing rough-in and a fast dash to the completion this summer. This condominium is located on the 7th floor of a Historic downtown Seattle Landmark and was once the performance hall for a building designed for musicians and performers to live and teach.
The SFMOMA has a beautiful and far-reaching exhibit called Stillness in Motion — Cloud Cities consisting of ideas and elements that envision our world during the anthropocene. Tomás Saraceno's work is exploratory and immersive and ruminates on the relationships we have with the built world as we wade into our new epoch - the anthropocene. Science, fractals, new materials, space and atmosphere occupy the thinking behind these quietly positive and uplifting forms and investigations. With so much weirdness, narcissism, and negativity nowadays in our politics and culture, this look into a possible future is a welcome surprise.
We recently traveled to Charlevoix, Michigan to meet with Owners and Contractor to discuss timeline and construction start dates for a new weekend cottage on Lake Michigan. Like many sites along Michigan's very long and occasional stretches called "Lakeshore Drive", the depth of this site from the roadway will allow for a pleasant drive through Northern forest and wooded duneland to a private and hidden home that will open to these spectacular views.
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