19 December 2014

Elm Coffee Roasters Opens!

Our latest project to open is Elm Coffee Roasters in Pioneer Square at 240 2nd Ave S.  They will be roasting their own coffee soon, with their in-house roaster, and they are already making excellent coffee in their new space, which openedon Thursday.

Go check them out!

12 December 2014

Personal Travel Sketches

These are some of my personal travel sketches from Study Abroad program in 2013. Enjoy!
-Sherif Sugiyama

Villa Rotonda in Vicenza, Italy

Camposanto Monumentale in Pisa, Italy

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Piazza San Marco in Venezia, Italy

Duomo Dogale di Palmanova, Italy

From the left:

Baroque portal seen in the Old Quarter of Krakow, Poland

Portal of Uica Kanonicza in Krakow, Poland

Mitoraj's sculpture at Courtyard of Collegium Iuridicum of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

From the left:

Mitoraj's sculpture at Poznan shopping mall in Poznan, Poland

Statue of Apollo in Poznan, Poland

Entrance to Fara Poznanska in Poznan, Poland

Sketches inVenezia, Italy

 Bibliotheca Alexandria, Egypt

Void in Jewish Museum Berlin, Germny

08 December 2014

Kinoya Restaurant | Jean de Lessard

In Japan, an "Izakaya" is a traditional bar and a place of socialization. Here at Kinoya, the narrow space forces to relate to one another, and creates a space that bonds the occupants.

Wood from local barns are reused as finish for the interior, and it was assembled irregularly and with angularity to help muffle the ambient noise.

Drawings and graffitis catches eye and confirm the urban character of this Japanese Bar. Kakemono banners that are used in the streets also vividly expresses the Japanese tradition.

Read more about this project here.

05 December 2014

Famous Buildings in Gingerbread!

Gingerbread is a classic Christmas staple and although we appreciate its many forms, men, snaps, and sometimes even cake, our favorite form is the house. Are you surprised? We are architects after all. While building gingerbread houses isn't exactly like building a real home, we do appreciate the intricacy and meticulous design that goes into building a true gingerbread house masterpiece.

Here are some of our favorite buildings re-imagined as gingerbread houses!

The Eiffel Tower
The White House
Taj Mahal
Tower Bridge in London
Radio City Music Hall

See more incredible gingerbread houses here!

19 November 2014

Boathouse | TYIN tegnestue

This used to be a traditional Norwegian boathouse for boat and fishing gear storage. The existing condition of the boathouse was decayed and had to be torn down, but placement of sensible honest materials has revived this simple house to be a recreational space for summer time. 

Most of the materials that were used were salvaged and reused. The windows from the client’s farmhouse were also used on the project. Norwegian pine saturated with a by-product from the sugar cane industry gives the exterior cladding a grey patina.

Learn more about this project here!