The "art doors" on the rear of the building act as owner-controlled portals for furniture and large pieces of art.
Residents can customize the placement of windows on the project's long, north side, just as they can build out the unfinished loft spaces to their specifications.
A construction shot of one of the hand wheels.
The mixed-use building's active front elevation fits in nicely with the area's residential and commercial context.
A davit crane perches atop the back of the building, connecting to a vertical, 80.5-foot-tall hinge.
Kundig and his team permitted the exterior mild steel to oxidize in the damp Seattle air. "If you let things develop naturally, it becomes more authentic," he says.