by: olson kundig architects
in: seattle, washington, usa
When we asked our friends what we should see during our trip to Seattle next month*, one suggested the art stables by local firm Olson Kundig Architects. We’re excited already. The building is a mixed used infill project offering flexible live/create units for artists on a site that once housed horse stables. Sustainable technologies are prevalent, and the steel clad enclosure is designed to last a century. The kicker, however, are the huge steel doors on each floor that crank open by hand to allow a cross breeze through the units when the large windows on the opposite end are open. They also allow for access to a roof hoist so you can move art and/or God knows what in and out of your place. The building is simply a modern take on the adaptable warehouse concept and we hope we can see it in action when we stop by.
*let us know if you have any suggestions, too!