The Lakeview Townhomes are located in the heart of downtown Seattle. The complex of three separate buildings comprised of five Townhome units is nestled into a difficult site at the base of Capitol Hill overlooking Lake Union, the Seattle Center, and Downtown Seattle. Like most of my work, the Lakeview Townhomes strive to incorporate the needs of a modern and sustainable lifestyle. Utilizing a simple and ‘organic’ material pallet such as Cedar siding, concrete floors, plywood, and raw steel interior details and finishes, the Townhomes are an elegant example of a sustainable, minimal, urban aesthetic. As the principal and sole employee of 360 Design Studio I was responsible for the full scope of architectural services; from SD through construction administration, including landscape design. Organic, clear finishes help to emphasize the character and beauty of the natural materials. Wherever possible the construction materials and details were left exposed. This, structural expression, along with the use of natural wood products combine to create a ‘warm industrial’ quality, and rich interior character.