Case Inlet Retreat by Mw|works Architecture + Design

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bmsplv14thzkqtz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bmsplv14thzkqtz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bmsplv14thzkqtz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bmsplv14thzkqtz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Nestled into a forested&nbsp;slope along the eastern edge of the Case Inlet, this small retreat opens&nbsp;to a western view of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound.&nbsp;Anchored by a weathered cedar clad bedroom wing, a bold concrete&nbsp;cantilever projects the living and dining into the forest and toward the&nbsp;view. An ipe deck slips from inside the kitchen into a meadow to the&nbsp;south, separated only by large sliding glass doors extending the sense&nbsp;of interior directly to the outdoors. A broad flat roof hovers high&nbsp;above the living spaces creating the feeling that one is sitting&nbsp;outdoors amidst the trees. Smaller, thoughtfully placed apertures&nbsp;define the exterior of the bedroom volume, along with a single large&nbsp;opening belonging to the master bath to give the users a ritual of&nbsp;bathing within the forest. A balance of simple lines and rugged low&nbsp;maintenance materials, this modest retreat is a welcome sanctuary from&nbsp;the city.</p>            

Little House by Mw|works Architecture + Design

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndrglltf2yd7tmi0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndrglltf2yd7tmi0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndrglltf2yd7tmi0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndrglltf2yd7tmi0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Little House is nestled into a lush second growth&nbsp;forest on a north facing bluff overlooking Hood Canal. Built over an&nbsp;existing foundation, the new building is just over 20 ft square. Early&nbsp;design discussions focused on creating a compact, modern structure that&nbsp;was both simple and efficient. Visitors approach the site from the&nbsp;south, a thin canopy marks the entry and frames views of the Canal&nbsp;below. Taut oxidized black cedar and blackened cement infill panels clad&nbsp;the exterior while lightly painted panels and soft pine plywood warm&nbsp;and brighten the interior. The resulting project hopes to capture the&nbsp;essence of the modern cabin &ndash; small in size but much larger than its&nbsp;boundaries.</p>            

Little House by Mw|works Architecture + Design

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndrglltf2yd7tmi0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndrglltf2yd7tmi0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndrglltf2yd7tmi0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndrglltf2yd7tmi0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Little House is nestled into a lush second growth&nbsp;forest on a north facing bluff overlooking Hood Canal. Built over an&nbsp;existing foundation, the new building is just over 20 ft square. Early&nbsp;design discussions focused on creating a compact, modern structure that&nbsp;was both simple and efficient. Visitors approach the site from the&nbsp;south, a thin canopy marks the entry and frames views of the Canal&nbsp;below. Taut oxidized black cedar and blackened cement infill panels clad&nbsp;the exterior while lightly painted panels and soft pine plywood warm&nbsp;and brighten the interior. The resulting project hopes to capture the&nbsp;essence of the modern cabin &ndash; small in size but much larger than its&nbsp;boundaries.</p>            

Helen Street by Mw|works Architecture + Design

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The clients were living on a rural property east of&nbsp;Seattle but were drawn back to the vibrancy of the city. This new&nbsp;project would distill their way of living into a smaller footprint,&nbsp;specifically tailored to their tastes and activities. Early design&nbsp;discussions focused on a simple modern structure with a quiet palette&nbsp;constructed on a modest budget. The home should be open and light filled&nbsp;but also provide privacy. Above all, the owners described a quiet&nbsp;design integrated with landscape that would create a tangible calmness&nbsp;in the home. The concept grew from this premise, drawing complexity from&nbsp;the opportunities and constraints of an urban corner lot. A courtyard&nbsp;in the center of the site brings light and private outdoor space deeper&nbsp;into the site and serves as an organizational hub. The result is a&nbsp;project that is simple but very intentional and serves as a backdrop to&nbsp;the landscape and the lifestyle of its inhabitants.&nbsp;</p>...            

Helen Street by Mw|works Architecture + Design

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7r/7rhndvl3fjccehre.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The clients were living on a rural property east of&nbsp;Seattle but were drawn back to the vibrancy of the city. This new&nbsp;project would distill their way of living into a smaller footprint,&nbsp;specifically tailored to their tastes and activities. Early design&nbsp;discussions focused on a simple modern structure with a quiet palette&nbsp;constructed on a modest budget. The home should be open and light filled&nbsp;but also provide privacy. Above all, the owners described a quiet&nbsp;design integrated with landscape that would create a tangible calmness&nbsp;in the home. The concept grew from this premise, drawing complexity from&nbsp;the opportunities and constraints of an urban corner lot. A courtyard&nbsp;in the center of the site brings light and private outdoor space deeper&nbsp;into the site and serves as an organizational hub. The result is a&nbsp;project that is simple but very intentional and serves as a backdrop to&nbsp;the landscape and the lifestyle of its inhabitants.&nbsp;</p>...            

Magnolia Residence by Mw|works Architecture + Design

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2g6bf196uqaeayv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2g6bf196uqaeayv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2g6bf196uqaeayv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2g6bf196uqaeayv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This urban home, located in Seattle's Magnolia&nbsp;neighborhood was designed for an active couple looking for a clean open&nbsp;plan without sacrificing privacy. Two board formed concrete volumes&nbsp;screen an outdoor court from neighbors, while a wood deck nestled&nbsp;between the home and the planted shop roof provides space for&nbsp;entertaining. Opening broadly onto the court, large hardwood framed&nbsp;glass doors blur the boundary between indoors and out. Floating above&nbsp;the glassy main floor, a volume of dark vertically applied siding wraps&nbsp;around bedrooms and a home office. With a purposefully subdued palette&nbsp;of concrete, dark siding, and hardwoods throughout, this home infuses&nbsp;warmth and craft with modern simplicity.</p>