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Farm-Scapes

Although not technically architecture, these images have some architectural qualities and make a strong visual statement about agriculture, economics and how societies function.  In gathering information for a recent post on the density of cities we stumbled on a handful of fascinating agricultural landscapes and we couldn’t help but make correlations between the two.  It [...]
Posted by Andrew
over 8 years ago

Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal

Recently our good buddy Chris Patano of Patano Hafermann Architects gave BUILD a behind the scenes tour of their new Seattle Cruise Ship Terminal currently in construction at pier 91.  The structure has been designed to serve two cruise ships at once and has a footprint of 90,000 square feet.  The structure and interiors have [...]
Posted by Andrew
over 8 years ago

The Poetics of Project Tracking

As architects and builders, tracking construction projects is day-to-day business.  Everything from the finances to the kitchen faucet revisions are tracked, documented and distributed.  And while the housekeeping and accuracy of project tracking are important to the success of a built work – the spreadsheets, binders and rolls of drawings lack a sense of poetics.  [...]
Posted by Andrew
over 8 years ago

The Modern List St. Petersburg

This post on St. Petersburg is the 3rd and final modern list guide from our recent travels which also include Stockholm and Helsinki.  There are many reasons to visit St. Petersburg: a robust and fascinating history, political importance, physical size and opulence, world class museums, theater… the list is long and primarily exclusive of anything [...]
Posted by Andrew
over 8 years ago

Finnish Wood Detailing

Off the shore of Helsinki is Seurasaari Island; an Open Air Museum of traditional Finnish architecture and culture.  At first glance it may seem like the typical tourist trap of ye old log-homes, but look a bit closer and some clever details start to pop out.  Some are details that we simply admire for their [...]
Posted by Andrew
over 8 years ago
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