Issue 32.3 | Living by Design in the Pacific Northwest (Winter 2014)


Issue 32.3 | Living by Design in the Pacific Northwest (Winter 2014)

"I reached out to a group of local practitioners and asked them to share what’s on their minds at this particular point in time, in this particular place." —Issue 32.3 Feature

The Pacific Northwest has long been considered a place isolated on the coast; tidewater flats extending into the rain, the western exploitation of resources, cultural ambiguity, silvery light, and sybaritic summers come to mind. But has the Pacific Northwest been geographically isolated long enough, and deep enough, for its perception to evolve beyond this? Can the Pacific Northwest sustain a placed-based approach to design that is fundamentally embedded in the region? At its core, Pacific Northwest design is pragmatic, contextually responsive and connected. It has a restrained yet generous hedonism about it. In this issue's feature, "Living by Design in the Pacific Northwest," designers consider what it means to live and practice in this region and local leaders share their perspectives . Feature editor: Kelly Rodriguez

This issue also includes ARCADE’s regular columns covering a wide range of design, architecture, urbanism, and art focused topics from a Northwest perspective.

Issue 32.3 is printed in two-color on uncoated stock. The issue was designed by Thomas Eykemans.

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