There’s always a place for colour and new combinations of design elements for our multi-dwelling developments in this city. Last month I had a rainy day to kill in Seattle so I quickly photographed as many examples of materials, colours and building forms for new architecture I could find. Here is a quick and dirty photo dump of the booming residential infill and commercial projects throughout the Emerald City, starting with the Neighbourhood of Ballard.
The Vik Condominiums (1760 NW 56th St)
The Vik’s streetscape interface is a rich blend of materials included wood, brick and Cor-ten Steel planters with a punch of bright colour. Human scale elements soften the building mass.
Down the street the South Elevation of the Greenfire Campus, a new eco-friendly mixed use development with apartments, commercial and restaurant space. Bold metal and wood juxtaposing with excellent scale.
The restaurant and cafe spill outside into a courtyard space shaped by a Bosque of trees with rusted tones of salvaged rebar fencing and again, Cor-Ten planters. The surrounding buildings are keeping up with their own warm colour patterns. Notice the galvanized rain collection tank in the back.
The Ballard Commons mixed use building replacing a previous standalone Bartell Drugs location (5625 22nd Ave NW).
Keeping with the Nordic theme, ODIN Apartments (5398 Russell Ave NW). Like the Vik paying homage to the neighbourhood’s Scandinavian heritage.
Bold and somewhat dark, the architecture is lightened with white brick, green glass and once again Cor-Ten steel.
More examples coming this week highlighting what our neighbours to the South are up to. Cheers