Tag Wittman Estes

The Civic Hotel in Seattle: the past revisited by Wittman Estes

17-06-2021

The Civic Hotel in Seattle: the past revisited by Wittman Estes

Seattle-based architecture firm Wittman Estes has completed the renovation and modernisation of a hotel originally opened in 1962 for the Century 21 World's Fair in the rapidly transforming South Lake Union neighbourhood of the city. The project also includes furniture designed by the architects specifically to echo the hotel’s mid-century history.

Wittman Estes’s Tsuga Townhomes receives the AIA National Housing Award 2021

26-05-2021

Wittman Estes’s Tsuga Townhomes receives the AIA National Housing Award 2021

Wittman Estes of Seattle has received a 2021 AIA National Housing Award for Tsuga Townhomes, a small complex of three residential units built to be sustainable, both environmentally, with 4 Star Built Green certification, and economically, with a ??45% reduction in construction costs compared to the average for the city of Seattle.

Episode 20: Matt Wittman, Beauty and Sustainability

29-01-2021

Episode 20: Matt Wittman, Beauty and Sustainability

In our podcast, we talk with Matt Wittman. Together with Jody Estes, he founded Wittman Estes, a Seattle based integrated design studio since 2012 focused on the idea that buildings and landscapes can be combined into a unified expression. The firm is best known for innovative housing — single-family to multi-family — that provides a rich experience to the users and is in tune with the natural environment. 

The Best of Livegreenblog 2020: Restoration and conversion

30-12-2020

The Best of Livegreenblog 2020: Restoration and conversion

Restoring existing buildings as a sustainable modus operandi occupies a lot of our reportage. With the end of the year upon us, we’ve decided to take a look at our fave restoration and conversion projects that we presented in 2020.

Urban density, the Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard by Wittman Estes

28-12-2020

Urban density, the Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard by Wittman Estes

US architecture firm Wittman Estes has designed a small studio and courtyard behind a house that was built in the 1940s. An elegant, and at the same time sustainable response that provides a design solution on a human scale without losing sight of the pressing urgency to densify the urban fabric.

Stone Solar Studio, pragmatic sustainability

16-11-2020

Stone Solar Studio, pragmatic sustainability

Stone Solar Studio is a modern, eco-friendly Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU). The project with the International Living Futures Institute’s (IFLI) zero energy certification and eye-catching appeal was designed by Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape with NODE, which builds high-tech prefabs, both based in Seattle.

Wittman Estes, refashioning a holiday home

08-10-2020

Wittman Estes, refashioning a holiday home

With Aldo Beach House, the American architecture studio Wittman Estes has revamped an existing structure from the 1940s. The new-look beach house is now a multi-generational home in the stunning natural environment of Hood Canal, Washington.

Wittman Estes designs Mercer Modern, the revamp of a modernist house

24-04-2020

Wittman Estes designs Mercer Modern, the revamp of a modernist house

Mercer Modern is a mid-century house nestled into a hillside on Mercer Island, United States, overlooking Lake Washington. Wittman Estes Architecture and Landscape worked closely with the owner, fashion designer Melanie Owen to craft a stylish interior that fits the context.

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