Healthy Apartment

Location Bellevue, Washington
Design Principal Jim Olson

The clients wanted a house that reflected their interest in Asia to accommodate their collection of Japanese arts. A gallery runs the length of the apartment connecting all of the living spaces, and ends in a window-wall that opens to Lake Washington. The gallery is treated as a “spine of light.” Materials are used in their simplest form, in part to rely on their inherent beauty, but also to limit the potential for toxicity (the owners required non-toxic materials and construction techniques); thus unstained maple, natural, non-toxic fabrics and other inert materials, such as marble, were used.

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Design Principal

Jim Olson

Publications

2001

Beers, Carole, “Home green home: Homes built with environment in mind.” Eastside Journal, 15 Nov. 2001. Print.

1992

Haupt, Jennifer. “Healthy Houses.” The Seattle Times: Pacific NW Magazine, 18 Oct. 1992, 18-20, 28-29. Print.

Louie, Elaine. “A Couple Builds a Home so Healthful it Passes the Sniff Test.” The New York Times, 3 Dec. 1992, C6. Print. Web.

Louie, Elaine. “Building A Home to Keep a Man Healthy.” The New York Times, 3 Dec. 1992, B6. Print.

Margeson, Doug. “Non-Toxic Home.” Journal American, 16 Oct. 1992, C1, C4. Print.

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