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6Acres embodies contemporary Northwest architecture through its reverence for its surroundings, embrace of naturally elegant materials, and clean structural expression.
Project name
6Acres
Architecture firm
Kor Architects
Location
Redmond, Washington, USA
wa_sauna, a motor-powered, floating sauna, explores ideas of community, journey, and retreat. Following in the tradition of saunas as a place for gathering, wa_sauna provides a place for friends and the community to share a unique experience on the water. Boaters and kayakers can venture out and tie off to the surrounding deck.
Project name
wa_sauna
Architecture firm
GO'C
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA
Photography
Kevin Scott
Sound House is a 5,500sf single-family home on a steep slope site in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. The program for the house was unique, in that it needed to house a large blended family of two adults and six children living together for the first time.
Project name
Sound House
Architecture firm
GO'C
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA
Photography
Kevin Scott
The lot for this new development presented us with a couple of interesting characteristics that helped shape the house plan. The elongated property, organized along the natural slope and abutting a heavily wooded area, provides broad views of Lake Washington, unobstructed by other houses.
Project name
Carillon Woods
Architecture firm
ALCOVA architecture
Location
Washington, United States
Photography
Pietro Potestà
Heliotrope Architects designs Suncrest, an idyllic island retreat on Orcas Island, which is part of the San Juan Islands archipelago that sits in the Salish Sea/Strait of Juan de Fuca between the USA and Canada.
Project name
Suncrest Residence
Architecture firm
Heliotrope Architects
Location
Orcas Island, Washington, USA
Photography
Sean Airhart, Benjamin Benschneider. Video by Juan Benavides/Filmatica
When a young couple approached Heliotrope Architects and asked them to design a home with an art studio inside, all parties sat around the table contributing ideas – some atypical.
Project name
Artist Residence
Architecture firm
Heliotrope Architects
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA
Photography
Benjamin Benschneider
The primary design directive for this home was to capture abundant lake and mountain views afforded by the site, while taking into consideration possible future development with potential to impede the view.
Project name
View Ridge Residence
Architecture firm
Heliotrope Architects
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA
Photography
Sean Airhart, Haris Kenjar
Located on a rocky, wind-swept south facing shoreline; this retreat home nestles into the landscape to harmonize with its surroundings and minimize exposure to weather. The home is a vacation retreat for a family of four, who desired a low-impact home with a strong connection to land and sea.
Project name
Lone Madrone
Architecture firm
Heliotrope Architects
Location
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Photography
Sean Airhart