Thursday, April 24, 2014

2014 Green Home Tour - Saturday April 26 - 11am to 5pm

This Saturday is the NW Eco-Building 2014 Green HomeTour. Four of our projects are featured on the tour this year. The tour is free and open to the public. Hope to see you at some of the projects.

The Mosner Residence (4827 Beach Drive) is one of two adjacent waterfront houses that we designed (the Binder residence next door isn't quite done & is not on the tour).  It's a really simple design with some spectacular views, a very successful natural lighting strategy, some interesting use of color and specialty finishes.  5 star built green. Features include a 6kw active solar array, heat pump HVAC, on demand hot water, high efficiency envelope featuring rainscreen siding, fluid applied WRB, spray foam super-insulation. Taber will be stationed there all day to answer questions and sign autographs.

Mosner Residence (4827 Beach Drive)

Marion Green (918 14th Ave) is our latest courtyard townhouse project. It isn't quite as far along as we had hoped at this stage, but we'll be there with some explanatory boards to help flesh out what's there. The project has generated a lot of interest from buyers, with two of the five units already sold. 4 Star Built Green. Neiman will be on-site here all day.

Marion Green - 918 14th Avenue

Westview Townhomes (2808 14th ave W) is a 4 unit townhouse project with a shared community green space and spectacular views of Interbay and Elliott Bay beyond. 4 Star Built Green.

Westview Townhomes - 2808 14th Ave W

Howell Green is a 7 unit townhouse project, also centered around a shared community green space. Units are oriented to take advantage of the project's southern exposure for passive solar gain and good natural light. 4 star built green.

Howell Green - 1724 17th Avenue

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Madrona Artwalk

One of the many things we enjoy about our new storefront office space is our participation in the monthly Madona Artwalk.  With the aid of our nelwy designed temporary art display panels (that only an architect could love), every 2nd Saturday of each month from 2 pm-5 pm, we transform our workspace into a 600 square foot art gallery!  

This month our featured artist is Amy Hamblin of Seattle. Amy creates large-scale sculptures, contemporary milagros, small wearable art, and jewelry; all are which inspired by science and nature.  Her material palette includes pure and sterling silver, copper, bronze, pewter, steel, wire, rubber, and other things.  To see more of Amy's work, visit her website at

If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by this Saturday - our new location is 1421 34th Avenue (in the old glassybaby space).  And also, keep an eye out for our monthly Artwalk Blog for upcoming shows!

Rubber Wall Tattoos

Diaphanous Organ: Fascia 2012

Etheries: Iota 2013