Washington State Magazine

Spring 2011 cover


Spring 2011

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In This Issue...

Features

Outside In—Architecture of the Pacific Northwest :: Architecture in the Pacific Northwest has always had to contend with the environment. The results are enchanting. by Hannelore Sudermann

The Song Is You—An instinct for music :: What is music good for, anyway? by Eric Sorensen

Back in the Earth—Putting ancestors to rest, or destroying the past? :: Over the last two decades, tribes have been invoking the Native American Graves Protection and Recovery Act to reclaim remains of their ancestors from museum and research collections across the country. But what if those remains are 10,000 years old? by Tim Steury

Essay

The Strength of Moral Capital :: For people living on the margins of U.S. society, struggling with both poverty and job loss, there is still a desire to conceive of themselves as inheritors of some version of the American Dream. by Jennifer Sherman

Panoramas

{ WEB EXCLUSIVEVideo: Gary Brinson gives advice for investors in the 2010s }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVEVideo: The EcoWell story }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVEGalleries: Paintings of Washington pioneers by Worth D. Griffin and a selection of Griffin’s sketches and other artwork }

Departments

:: FIRST WORDS: Nature Boy reads on

:: SPORTS: Run to greatness

:: IN SEASON: Dungeness crab

:: LETTERS

:: SPORTS: Hit or be hit

:: LAST WORDS: Canjo

{ WEB EXCLUSIVEVideo: How to clean a crab }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVEVideo: John Elwood plays the Cougar Fight Song and other music on the canjo }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVEGallery: John Elwood’s canjos and studio :: Photographs by Zach Mazur }

Tracking

{ WEB EXCLUSIVEGallery: Images from Kim Fay’s book Communion: A Culinary Journey through Vietnam :: Photographs by Julie Fay Ashborn }

Cover photo: Architect Rex Hohlbein ’81 sits with clients Jim and Ann in an open sliding window of their home in Clyde Hill. by Michael Mathers.

{ WEB EXCLUSIVEStory: About the cover: The Hinoki House by Michael Mathers }

Spring 2011
Web Exclusives

About the cover:
Hinoki House by Michael Mathers

by John Paxson | © Washington State University

Spring 2011 cover


Architect Rex Hohlbein ’81 sits with clients Jim and Ann in an open sliding window of their home in Clyde Hill, Washington. The Hinoki House, a new view home in Bellevue’s 1950s Clyde Hill neighborhood, is exemplary of what has become known as “Northwest style.”

A hallmark of the house is walls made out of windows which lets in light and views of the trees, pond, and courtyard. In the living room, where the windows slide away, it opens into a stunning view of Lake Washington. There is a comfortable feeling of elegance and peacefulness within, along with some whimsy found along the way. It fits the region and is sensitive to the neighborhood and surrounding view homes. Its construction was done in an environmentally responsible way.

A gallery of photos of the Hinoki House can be found on the Rex Hohlbein Architects’ website.


About the photographer:

For the cover shot of the Hinoki House we turned to Northwest architectural photographer Michael Mathers. A former instructor of photography at Harvard University, he also apprenticed with noted Architectural Digest contributor Peter Aaron who pioneered the combining of cinematic style with architectural photography techniques. Michael’s own work has been seen in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Interiors, Architecture, Metropolis, and Dwell.

With author Ann Wall Frank, the book Northwest Style: Interior Design and Architecture in the Pacific Northwest (Chronicle Books, 1999) captured the spirit and diversity of this region’s architecture, landscape, and lifestyle by presenting a collection of beautiful and distinctive homes in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. It still remains an important read for every student of regional architecture, construction, and style.

Michael lives near Astoria, Oregon, overlooking the widest part of the Columbia River. He has photographed lifestyles in and around the Northwest, and he also collaborated on the book Ranches of the American West (Rizzoli, 2009) with writer Linda Leigh Paul.

Categories: Washington State Magazine | Tags: Photographers, Photography