National Architecture Week #archweek14
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Informal House, designed by Koning Eizenberg, creatively fuses a collection of open-ended indoor and outdoor spaces.
For this Kicking Horse residence, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed a Modernist cabin rooted in its clients' Scandinavian heritage. The home connects directly to nearby ski and bike trails.
NK Architects made the best use of every square foot of the small lot for Park Passive. The home's common sense sustainability features make it the first Certified Passive house in Seattle.
Sol Duc Cabin is Olson Kundig Architects' response to its clients’ desire for a compact, low-maintenance, virtually indestructible building.
Topo House, designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects, features "fins" that mimic surface deformations that occur when wind blows over the grasses of the surrounding prairie.
Lake|Flato Architects' design for 1221 Broadway features several passive solutions that creatively show an understanding of San Antonio's local climate—hot summers and mild winters.
Using operable screens, Brooks + Scarpa's design for Cherokee Studios makes the building's façade appear to change, reflecting the occupants of the building within, in real time.
Integrative, sustainable features of Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments, designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, mitigate senior isolation and foster a sense of community among its residents.
Located in a neighborhood with historic homes, Koning Eizenberg's design for 28th Street Apartments successfully restored this former YMCA building, which now houses two nonprofits.
This year National Architecture Week took place April 6-12. Observed near the birthday of our nation’s first president/architect, Thomas Jefferson, the week featured a variety of activities that highlighted architects’ design works and the impact on all of us—from our local churches and schools to homes, offices, stores, and more.
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National Architecture Week is observed annually in April, which is the birth month of Thomas Jefferson, the nation's only president/architect.
- 2015 April 12–18
- 2016 April 10–16
- 2017 April 9–15
- 2018 April 8–14