Patience please for those waiting for my email list, also next month, July, I'll resume my old use of actual photographs of local listings updated each Saturday.
OK hard to beat that one!, Well how about one priced far less, like maybe a total price of $195K: This one below just listed by my good friend co-modern Agent Amy. It's in the happening Columbia City area, currently vacant over 4400 sq ft corner lot with alley. Owner/architect selling level lot complete with plans and consultation service to help you develop a brand new in-city retreat, with high style, safety, and budget in mind. Total price of $195K includes all design, planning, permits, consults, landscape design, and exterior hardscape/safety fencing; all with the latest in technology and green building. Fantastic location blocks to historic Columbia City, steps to the new light rail, 10 minutes to downtown. Close to Seward Park. All you want in urban living! See drawing below:
This event and pictures reported to this blog below are not in Seattle per se, but I saw Kieran of Kieran and Timberlake speak recently and thought I'd share these pictures of one of their latest projects, in connection with the Museum of Modern Art:
MoMA ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF FIVE ARCHITECTS TO DISPLAY
PREFABRICATED HOMES OUTSIDE MUSEUM IN SUMMER 2008
Five Architectural Projects Displayed in Outdoor Space Next to MoMA Will Be Part of the
Exhibition Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling
Cellophane House, as designed for MoMA’s Home
Kieran Timberlake Architects.
© 2008 Kieran Timberlake Architects.
Kieran Timberlake Architects: Cellophane House |The
Cellophane House was designed in 2007 specifically for Home Delivery,
with steel frames that snap together, glass windows that slide into
place, and systems of sustainable architecture. The Cellophane House
is intended as a prefabricated solution for an urban dwelling.
Requiring no welding or sealing, it is made of recyclable materials
and equipped with photovoltaic cells that allow it to be off-grid and
Kieran Timberlake Architects, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is led by partners Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake.
Burst 003, North Haven, Australia.
A collaboration between architects Jeremy Edmiston and Douglas Gauthier.
© 2008 Floto + Warner.
Jeremy Edmiston and Douglas Gauthier: Burst *003 |
Designed to be assembled on site from laser-cut pieces, the Burst *003
house is a computerdesigned remake of the typical prefabricated box.
Working from a computer formula that automates the specific pieces
needed to create the house desired, the project is based on a system
that can be adapted to a changing set of criteria. The 2003 prototype
of the Burst *003 project was built on Australia's Northeast coast,
and won the Royal Australian Institute of Architects 2006 Wilkinson
award. Jeremy Edmiston, originally from Australia, has been
practicing, teaching and researching architecture in New York City for
16 years. His practice is based in re-evaluating the relationship
between the built and natural environments in all its permutations.
Douglas Gauthier is a New York–based architect whose work focuses on
the structural, programmatic, and environmental parameters that
micro compact home.
Horden Cherry Lee Architects/Haack + Höpfner Architects.
© 2008 Sascha Kletzsch
Horden Cherry Lee Architects / Haack + Höpfner Architects: micro compact home | An aluminum-clad, perfect cubic form, measuring approximately 76 square feet, the micro compact home is a tiny dwelling intended for use as athletic or student housing, or as a miniature vacation house. It is commercially available and recently went on the market in Europe. Deliverable by helicopter or crane, the tiny house is entirely portable. Its interior is fully equipped with modern amenities, and its exterior features both a roof topped with photovoltaic panels and walls containing wind turbines, allowing the house to function off-grid. Architect Richard Horden is a founding partner of the London-based firm Horden Cherry Lee Architects. Since the 1970s, both the firm and the architect’s work have been committed to achieving more with less, optimizing visual and technical lightness with a minimal use of materials. Horden initiated research on the micro compact home (mch) with a team of students and collaborators as a professor at the Technical University in Munich.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
With increasing concern for issues such as sustainability and a swelling global population, prefabrication has again taken center stage as a prime solution to a host of pressing needs. The prefabricated structure has long served as a central precept in the history of modern architecture and continues to spur innovative manufacturing and imaginative design.
Charles and Ray Eames | Case Study House No. 8, 1949 | Exterior view | Image credit: 2008 Eames Office LLC
Richard and Su Rogers | Zip Up Enclosures No. 1 and 2, 1968-71 | Model | Image credit: On behalf of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
As part of the exhibition Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling, which will be on view at MoMA from July 20 to October 20, 2008, The Museum of Modern Art has selected five architects to display full-scale, prefabricated houses in the outdoor space to the west of the Museum building. The houses are designed by the firm Kieran Timberlake Architects (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and architects Lawrence Sass (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Jeremy Edmiston and Douglas Gauthier (New York, New York), Oskar Leo Kaufmann and Albert Rüf of Oskar Leo Kaufmann Architects (Dornbirn, Austria) and Richard Horden (London, England, and Munich, Germany).
Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling is organized by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, with Peter Christensen, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition will include a total of 63 projects: the five houses on view in the outdoor space next to the Museum, and 58 projects on view in the sixth-floor International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Gallery, offering the most thorough examination to date of both the historic and contemporary significance of factory-produced architecture from 1833 to today.
The five projects to be displayed in the outdoor space next to MoMA were chosen after an initial consideration of some 400 architects and firms, from which 21 proposals were solicited. The proposals were evaluated by a jury of internal Museum curators and staff, as well as members of the architectural community, who advised the curatorial team in making the selections. The five houses represent designs by emerging and established architects, different styles of homes that use varied manufacturing techniques, and houses that span the economic market. Cooper Robertson Partners will act as Consulting Architects in assembling the houses for the exhibition.
These five contemporary projects continue MoMA’s rich history of
exhibiting full-scale houses, which includes The House in the Museum
Garden (1949), a house by Marcel Breuer that was erected in the
Museum’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden; Exhibition House
by Gregory Ain (1950); and Japanese Exhibition House (1955). The
architects participating in Home Delivery will have the rare
opportunity to present commercially viable domestic creations,
prototypes, and entirely new designs produced specifically for the
exhibition. The selected designs showcase a variety of approaches to
These include a green urban dwelling made of recyclable materials by Kieran Timberlake Architects, a section of a multistory house with floors that fit into shipping containers and can stack together like blocks by Oskar Leo Kaufmann and Albert Rüf, a house for New Orleans to help those displaced by Hurricane Katrina by Lawrence Sass, a computer-generated house built from a computer program that automates a blueprint by Jeremy Edmiston and Douglas Gauthier, and a tiny cube intended for use as athletic or student housing by Richard Horden.
On view in the Museum's sixth-floor gallery will be historical documents, full-scale reassemblies, and films tracing the roots of prefabrication in the work of architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Jean Prouvé, Richard Rogers, Kisho Kurokawa, Konrad Wachsmann, and Marcel Breuer. In addition to architects’ creations, the exhibition will highlight projects by corporations such as Lustron, Sears Roebuck & Co., and Deutsche Kupferhaus, and the imaginative systems of other influential figures, including Thomas Edison, Augustine Taylor, and R. Buckminster Fuller. Beginning with prefabrication's antecedents in early nineteenth century colonial cottages and balloon frame houses, the exhibition will chart an evolution of inventive approaches and experiments in manufacturing that came about after World War II in both Europe and the United States. Milestones among these are an early experiment with concrete, Thomas Edison's Single Pour Concrete House System (1906), and early experiments in steel shown in the Chicago World's such as the Crystal House (1933) by George Fred Keck.
Other projects will chart the explosion of experimentation in the 1960s, exemplified by Archigram's utopian proposals for a Plug-In City (1962) and a Living Pod (1965), and Kisho Kurokawa's Nakagin Capsule Tower (1972). In more recent years, a renewed interest in manufactured housing, spearheaded by publications like Dwell Magazine, has inspired a wealth of impressive homes, both prototypical and commercially successful, as with early proposals using shipping containers like the Container Houses (1994) by Wes Jones and Namba Kazuhiko's Infill House I for Muji (2004). A series of specially commissioned speculative architectural fragments by the architecture firms Reiser Umemoto, Contemporary Architecture Practice, and Marble Fairbanks, explore the future potentials between the relationship between industry and the computer-based design of today. (Sources for the above MOMA articles:
Tom Here, back in SEATTLE, Here's a well attended event I helped sponsor on May 20th, 2008, at the retro Swedish Club in Seattle. I've met Alan Hess and spoken with him at the Palm Springs Modernism event and he signed my copy of "Googie Redux": I'll be at ths event so come meet us. UPDATE, an awesome lecture but unfortunately our beloved Ballard Denny's/Mannings googie styled restaurant, in spite of achieving landmark status, it appears will be torn down, the new owner citing the economic downturn causing him a hardship so he has to put up as many new wood frame condominium units as he can possibly box into that same huge corner lot. Oh well, we tried.
I recently attended another lecture about uncovering the "History of American Modern Architecture", by the woman who is the main star of the PBS television show "History Detectives" get on my mail list for future events and listings: email@example.com
Googie Architecture & the Modern Ideal
< Alan Hess, speaking Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 6:30 pm Swedish Cultural Center
In recent months, Googie architecture has
been brought to the collective consciousness of Seattleites. What is
Googie architecture? Why is it significant to our architectural and
cultural heritage? What does it mean in the larger context of
Modernism? Why should we care?
Docomomo WEWA and its co-sponsors welcome California architecture critic Alan Hess to Seattle. He will examine how Googie architecture successfully combined Modernism and popular culture and why it is important today.
Alan Hess is the author of Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture (2004) and Googie: Fifties Coffee Shop Architecture (1985). As a practicing architect and historian, Hess documents the emerging suburban metropolises of the West. As an architecture critic, he has written a column for the San Jose Mercury News since 1986. His most recent books are Julius Shulman: Palm Springs; Forgotten Modern: California Houses 1940-1970; and Frank Lloyd Wright: Mid-Century Modern.
Hess has been active in the preservation of roadside and post War architecture. His writings and advocacy efforts have helped raise awareness and appreciation of mid-century Modern commercial architecture and have led to the preservation of many of these resources.
The lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at the Swedish Cultural Center (1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle), and begins at 6:30 pm. For those who wish to tour the Swedish Cultural Center beforehand, please join us in the lobby of the building at 5:45 pm. Tickets for the event are $10 each (plus $1.24 service fee) and are available through Brown Paper Tickets (click on the button above to sign up). Please arrive a few minutes before the event so that we can check you in. No paper tickets will be issued.
Docomomo WEWA thanks its co-sponsors, including seattlemodern.
The Swedish Cultural Center Building, built in 1961 and designed by Steinhart Theriault and Anderson, is a striking example of post-war Modernism in Seattle. For more information on the organization and rental facilities, visit the Swedish Cultural Center’s website.
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Here's a slideshow of a new listing in a great Wedgwood area: New West Seattle listing coming soon...
T. Dean/windermere w/permission
To see here's some images and listings for May 2008, my latest picks for the week, you'll need to email me with your email address: go to: contact Tom (courtesy of NWMLS):
Here's a few of the somewhat earlier local listings from the recent past: Oh by the way, architects, I'll be headinhg down to the Dwell on Design gathering in early June, let me know if I can help promote your firm, we'll be having a booth down there this year.
I had a great time at the Palm Springs Modernism event this last week. Great to meet and speak with Alan Hess, he autographed my copy of "Googie Redux" and we spoke of the saving of the Ballard Denny's which has been voted for City of Seattle Landmark Status! Congrats to DoCoMoMo on their success! Here's a montage below of just a few of the available cool architectural properties around Seattle, as of the end of Feb, 2008. Email me for more info on these and others around town:
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Here's one from agent Andy Moore, reprinted with permission:
and from agent Jackie Syvertsen:
Here's something from the great modern architecture firm pb4 Elemental, and architect Chris Pardo, these are new in Seattle, open Sundays noon to 4pm, featuring: solar power awnings, Bosch appliances, glass garage doors, bamboo and concrete floors, 1.25 bathrooms, starting at 767 sq ft, priced at $325,000 and up to $350,000 !!