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Brumbaugh & Associates | The Martin

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Title: The Martin | Urban Living

Project: Fifth Ave Seattle, WA

Firm: Brumbaugh & Associates

Summary:  Living in an apartment is no low-budget affair in Seattle. On the edge of the country’s trendiest neighborhood, The Martin is located at Fifth and Lenora near the Denny Triangle, and it will also be one block away from Amazon.com’s future headquarters.

The streetscape sits below Seattle 1960’s monorail system. As a consequence dark and ‘strange’ places seem to limit leisure beneath. This iconic shade structure does however provide a former context to the 1960’s architecture that came with Seattle’s World Fair and adds a narrative for future Architecture. The new streetscape has a mix of plants that are resilient to harsh weather, walkers, and dogs. The basalt columns used in the planters were an essential part of controlling dog resting. This feature also complements the dog relief terrace and washing room found inside the building.