Hermosa Project

Here is a video of the finished house.

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loft|haus

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We are working with Joshua Fletcher of Terrace15, Eric Baldwin of Baldwin West, Yuval Sofer of YSbuilt on a micro housing project in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. Our working title is Loft|Haus, we are working with Peter Reppe of Solarc Engineering on Passive Haus certification and working towards a total of net zero energy use. We are very excited to be working on a project that has an intense interest in energy. thermal analysis sm This chart shows the temperature inside of one our the west facing units during the warmest months of the year. There are many systems we are working to integrate into the project and are thrilled with the enthusiasm of the whole team.

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Aragona

Congrats to The Aragona team they have been nominated as semifinalists for Best New Restaurant for The 2014 James Beard Foundation Award.

http://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/2014-restaurant-and-chef-award-semifinalists

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AIA Portland

Lisa takes Portland by storm adding her blinding beam of goodness to the annual honor awards as a juror with Yo-ichiro Hakomori and Kai-Uwe Bergmann.

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Town Forest records at zeroplus

Mark Johnson (vox and guitar) and Cory Mattheis (drums) of Town Forest came by on Friday and did some recording, great sonic goodness. Listen to the results here. Check out the video here 2013-09-27 17.19.15md

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canopy testing

So when we finally got to fabricating a canopy for a project we found that we seemingly had over engineered it. So thanks to Aaron Pambianco for consulting his trusty structural bible we came up with a testing solution as follows.

Load up one of the canopies with 580lbs of steel and test it’s deflection against an unloaded canopy, with only a 1/4″ of deflection we now don’t have to weld on 3″ flat bar to the top of the canopy.

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Aragona

kateWe are helping Jason Stratton and Carrie Mashaney on their new Restaurant Aragona, next to the porte cochere of the Four Seasons Hotel and just across the street from the Seattle Art Museum at 96 Union. We are very excited about the new murals from Kate Jessup and chairs and lighting from Erich Grinder. Big ups to Dolan Construction for making it happen.

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water

a rain catchment system built into the entry of a residenceIMAG1652

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Shadow Space

Don’t forget to watch it full screen!

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Kohler Bellevue

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We’ve been asked by Kohler to work with them to open a showroom in Bellevue Washington.  Here’s a couple of images of what it will look like.

 

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Barloon landscape wall and stair


Nice work Kevin!  UrbanWilds

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more office videos

 

thanks tony!

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Studio Grade

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office video

Tony in our office has produced a first draft of a video of our office we anxiously await the final cut.  thanks tony!
 
 

 

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Our new lamp

After many hours of contemplation and fabrication our table lamp is getting closer just a few more tweaks and we might be done!

 

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LA House

 
 
 a new house in LA (near the beach)  
 
 
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FUTURE SOLUTIONS (update)

We’ve already had two open forums at the project room and it’s been a great ride.  Great conversations with great people including our regular collaborators, Cameron HallShahana DattaguptaIan Campbell, Eric Baldwin, Gundula Proksch and new ones as well, Fred MetzFlora GoldwaitheKen YocumAmy Lindemuth
 
We ended up drawing an abstract diagram of what the model might consist of, three pieces an adapter a processor and a sensor and we decided that if we could generate a series of these out of biological material and have them communicate like cells that we approach a way buildings can be a living system integrated with its wider context.
 
 
 
 
 
Looking forward to future sessions, including Shannon LoewAna Pinto da SilvaAnnie Han and Daniel MihalyoGreg Howes
The The Project Room is a public venue show up and let us know what you think?  

 

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FUTURE SOLUTIONS




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NANO for next nature

(update 07 13 12  Nansense has been selected to be exhibited in the NANO supermarket which will be launched for the first time at the end of October in Eindhoven, afterwards it will travel to cities and festivals worldwide).

We recently did a project for Next Nature looking at what products might be produced using nano scaled fabrications for their traveling exhibit Nano Supermarket. We imagined two possibilities including a nano watch we called Nansense and synthetic seed called Delta Seed.  

 
We were joined by our fearless collaborators Ian Campbell, and Eric Baldwin
 
 
 
Nansense
 
Product Pitch 

Extrapolating trends in the evolution of social networking, Nansense produces a cloud-to-body interface whereby the remote Perception Engine models relevant data for the enhanced individual perception of time. A rotating bezel on the Nansense dial  speeds up or slows down one’s perception of time passing, stretching or narrowing the attentive frame, and thus the subconscious experience of moment.
 
Technological Feasibility 
Through subliminal stimulation of the body’s limbic system, Nansense regulates neuronal signalling, while regulating feedback cycles to the Claustrum. Mimicking and amplifying signal pulses in the synaptic cleft, the remote driver fills in gaps in the prefrontal cortex packet stream, smoothing out peaks and valleys while inserting anticipatory data, for a richer personal experience of time. 
 
Implications on Everyday Life
Augmentation of sensory experience through time slowing can become addictive. The harried individual may choose too often the calming effect of slowed time between office tasks; or speeding up of the reference frame when say approached by the patrol officer having caught you in a speed trap. Despite the many risks, users claim a heightened empathic experience, deepening friendships, and for the frequent user group, effectively linking up individual intelligences into an incipient hive mind state. Nansense cloud-based simulation code runs in the background allowing anticipatory modelling to infer predictive behavioural cues while upgrading social response time and perceived cognitive bandwidth. The rotary dial pares the complexity of choice down to a single bodily variable, the subjective experience of time’s passage
 
 
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