Ariel Rosenstock

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Amazon's Crazy Seattle Biodomes Get the Go-Ahead

Seattle's design review board has unanimously approved the three biodome scheme for the NBBJ-designed Amazon headquarters. The five-story building will include flexible brainstorming and work areas filled with plants and trees, while the ground level will include retail space and public viewing spots. Planned for the block is also…
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Mithun Designs Ambitious Seattle Aquarium Expansion

In its over 30 years resting on Pier 59, the Seattle Aquarium has undergone a series of complex renovations, including the restoration of the original 1905 pier (while staying open), and the addition of a 120,000-gallon marine life viewing tank that helps visitors feel like they are immersed in…
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We Have A Winner at UC Davis: "Grand Canopy"

Last month AN reported that UC Davis had selected a shortlist for its Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Well we have a winner: "Grand Canopy," by  So - IL / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson/ Whiting-Turner. The design features a 50,000 square-foot floating steel canopy which weaves together…
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Seattle's Gingerbread Village Keeps Holidays Alive

In case you still can't let go of the holidays (we know, it's not easy), take a look back at Seattle's 21st annual gingerbread festival, which just closed at the city's downtown Sheraton Hotel. Six local architecture firms partnered with the hotel's culinary team to produce a dizzying array of…
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Castles galore at Seattle's Gingerbread Village

  There are those famous pairings in life—cookies and milk, wine and cheese, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Lewis and Clark. But could there really be a better pairing than architects and chefs working together to create gingerbread houses? In its 20th year running, Seattle area architecture firms and chefs…
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Highlights From Seattle Design Festival 2012

Sure this month is Archtober in New York. But last month non-profit group Design in Public got things rolling when it hosted the second annual Seattle Design Festival. The weekend-long event showcased projects, promoted design, and featured discussions and panels. One notable highlight: a block in the South Lake…