Dark oak and aged copper create cosy atmosphere in Samara bistro by Mutuus Studio

Architecture practice Mutuus Studio used rustic materials and earth tones to create a “sense of timelessness and comfort” within a Seattle farm-to-table restaurant. Samara is located in a two-storey, 1920s building in the city’s Sunset Hill district. The eatery is named after a wing-shaped seed pod found on various trees, including elms and maples. The […]

Graham Baba Architects creates relaxed atmosphere within Seattle cannabis dispensary

Wooden decor and glass vitrines feature in this cannabis shop in the Pacific Northwest, which was designed by US studio Graham Baba Architects to provide a “personalised, leisurely browsing experience”. The store is one of several in Seattle owned by Dockside Cannabis, a local company that opened its first marijuana dispensary in 2011. The new […]

Wittman Estes and NODE use prefab elements to create rentable backyard cottage in Seattle

American firms Wittman Estes and NODE have created a prefabricated accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, that is wrapped in charred wood and runs entirely on solar power. The building was created for a homeowner in west Seattle who wanted a one-bedroom studio in her backyard, which she could rent out or list on Airbnb. “The […]

Glossier pop-up shop in Seattle features rolling hills covered in moss and flowers

Beauty brand Glossier has teamed up with landscape architect Studio Lily Kwong to create a pop-up shop in Seattle that is filled with plant-covered mounds and splashes of pink and purple. Located in the city’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood, the temporary space occupies a linear, ground-level space measuring 1,100 square feet (102 square metres). The design […]

Garret Cord Werner includes three pools in Seattle house designed for avid swimmer

A reflective pond, a lap pool, and a jacuzzi intersperse and organise the spaces of this residence that Garret Cord Werner designed for an island in the middle of Seattle‘s Lake Washington. Located on Mercer Island, the 4,200-square-foot (390-square-metre) home was completed for a client who is a keen swimmer and interested in living close […]

Graham Baba imbues Klotski building in Seattle with industrial aesthetic

American studio Graham Baba Architects has used perforated metal, blackened steel and salvaged wood to create an industrial-style, mixed-use building in Seattle, which includes a beer hall.  The Klotski building is located in the city’s trendy Ballard neighbourhood, a waterfront district with a maritime and industrial history. The design of the three-storey building aims to […]

Graham Baba designs moody Deep Dive speakeasy at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters

US studio Graham Baba Architects took cues from speakeasies and adventure novels to create a dimly lit bar in Seattle filled with oddities and nature-inspired decor, such as dried plants and taxidermy. Deep Dive bar is located at Amazon Spheres, a trio of greenery-filled, glass domes at the retail company’s downtown Seattle campus. The bar occupies a small […]

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