The renovated Space Needle, 184-m (605-ft) tall, multilevel tower in Seattle, Oregon, features the world’s first revolving glass floor. Thanks to a $100-million private investment, the interiors of the 1962 World’s Fair structure have been completely reimagined. With 196 percent more glass than before, including the use of 10 varieties, designers have created an immersive adventure.
Designs for Octave 9, a performance space planned for the Seattle Symphony, have been released by LMN Architects. The venue will host the facility’s education and community programs and incorporate audio and visual technology with the goal of establishing an immersive multisensory experience.
Sam’s Tavern in Seattle, Washington, has been described as a “whimsical bar.” In order to increase the restaurant and bar’s overall capacity, owner James Snyder opted for two hydraulic doors, designed to open to an outside courtyard. Clad in glass to maximize natural light, the doors lay at a flat 90 degree angle when fully open, which creates a covered patio with additional seating that patrons can enjoy, even on Seattle’s many rainy days.
Ten students who tackled this year’s challenge of carbon-neutral design while also addressing climate change adaptability and resilience in the built environment have been named recipients of the 2018 INNOVATION 2030/COTE Top Ten for Students design competition.