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Carrie Miller

Carrie Miller

Tallahassee, FL, US

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2000 6th Avenue

2000 6th Avenue is a mix-use building within the city of Seattle. This project was a study in the relationship between the site and the surrounding contextual buildings. The site is surrounded by one-way streets, a trolley line, high rises to the southeast and one to three story buildings to the northwest. There was also a steep slope from south to north to contend with in the initial building placement and response to the surroundings. This project provided many challenges initial in material choice for the structure which ended up becoming a concrete construct. The placement of the building was made with the natural lines of the context creating an equilateral triangle creating a plaza to the northeast and the building taking up the opposite corner allowing for a street edge and terraced steps creating an entrance to the plaza from the southwest . The residential tower took on a push and pull effect with the exterior skin creating a shifting effect seen repeated every nine stories. The office building to the east of the residential tower utilized a similar technique in the facade as the residential tower but with more emphasis on covered outdoor public spaces. The public plaza utilized an angular raised hardscape with a planned green space in the middle. A small pavilion reaches towards the main intersection of the trolley line to create a gateway into the plaza and access the lower level retail shops along the edges.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Seattle, WA, US
My Role: Designer

 
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