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Alaska Developments : Architecture

Building Designs in Northwest United States of America – Built Environment + Sculptural Installation Links

Northwest USA Architectural Projects + Key New Property Designs, alphabetical:

Alaskan Architecture Designs – chronological list

Alaska Building Developments

Alaskan Architecture Walking Tours

Anchorage Building

House for a Musher

Snow Words

Location: Alaska, North America

American Architecture

American Architects

Anchorage Museum Alaska building design by UK architecture practice David Chipperfield Architects, London:
Anchorage Museum Alaska building by David Chipperfield Architects - Alaskan developments
photograph © Christian Richters

Alaskan Culture

Some of Alaska’s popular annual events are the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race that starts in Anchorage and ends in Nome, World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, the Blueberry Festival and Alaska Hummingbird Festival in Ketchikan, the Sitka Whale Fest, and the Stikine River Garnet Fest in Wrangell. The Stikine River attracts the largest springtime concentration of American bald eagles in the world.

The Alaska Native Heritage Center celebrates the rich heritage of Alaska’s 11 cultural groups. Their purpose is to encourage cross-cultural exchanges among all people and enhance self-esteem among Native people. The Alaska Native Arts Foundation promotes and markets Native art from all regions and cultures in the State, using the internet.
Website: Alaska, USA

Living Aleutian Home Design Competition

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

The organisation of the new building design by David Chipperfield Architects, UK, is based on five linear volumes. These forms vary in length and height, and are arranged along the western face of the existing building. This arrangement forms a new facade and entrance facing downtown Anchorage.

The new building offers windows through which the activity of the museum is observed. The visitor, from within, is re-oriented to the city context and its extraordinary natural setting beyond. The glass facade of the new four-storey Anchorage Museum building is fritted with a striped mirror pattern, providing views out of and into the museum and reflecting the sky and surrounding mountainous environment.

The interior design concept exposes the concrete structure as part of the character of the internal spaces. Walls are constructed between columns to establish a series of rooms within the new building.

Snow Words : Tower of Light Design

London’s Cecil Balmond was selected as the winning artist to create an artwork for the Crime Detection Laboratory in Anchorage, Alaska. The art committee wanted an intriguing art piece that also addressed an aspect of the fallen hero for officers who had lost their lives in the carrying out of their duties. The Crime Lab works with enforcement officers in the region to assist in detection work and advanced forensic technology.

Snow Words is an abstract time piece embodying a code. The secret to the artwork is based on repeat motifs that in turn are spaced out in an aperiodic sequence. The spacing of the lights, with its gaps and solids, draw inspiration from prime numbers – part of the fabric of the Universe.

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US State Government Website: Alaska