To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair, Habitat for Humanity, Seattle City Light, and The Miller Hull Partnership teamed up to build a two-story modern right in the middle of Seattle Center. Not a bad spot to live considering the Space Needle would be your neighbor. That is, if the house were going to stay there.
According to the Seattle Times, this 1,400 sq. ft. home will only be hanging around its current "downtown" location for a short stint. Dubbed the "House of the Immediate Future", this home was conceptualized to showcase progressive, environmentally-friendly, affordable housing in the same way houses a half century ago were touting futuristic housing features that focused on convenience in disposables. With careful planning by design experts and the 5,300 hours of work put in by volunteers, this edifying "futuristic" home will be open to the public to tour over Labor Day/Bumbershoot weekend through October 21. After that, the Habitat for Humanity house will be packed up and shipped off to Columbia City where a 43-year old nursing assistant and his family of four will move in to call home, sweet home.
[Photo by Aaron Hushagen via KPLU]
· A house with a future goes up at Seattle Center [Seattle Times]