the modern tree house by Claire Grotz

Tree houses bring about the childhood nostalgia of summers spent in the backyard.  Not only do tree houses encourage people to be more connected with the outdoors, but they also bring a sense of youthful whimsy. Luckily, with modern architectural design, tree houses are no longer just for the kids. Take a look at these tree houses that give traditional designs a playful twist.

architecture day trips by miriam_atelierdrome

We love going on day trips (some closer than others) to see fantastic and inspiring architecture. Here are some of our favorites:

Wing Luke Museum
Architect: Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects; Built: 2009: Address: 719 S King St, Seattle 98104

The Chapel of St. Ignatius
Architect: Steven Holl; Built: 1997; Address: Seattle University, 901 12th Ave, Seattle 98122
Mount Angel Library

Architect: Alvar Aalto; Built: 1970; Address: 1 Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, Oregon

Olympic Sculpture Park

Architect: Weiss / Manfredi; Built: 2009; Address: 2901 Western Ave, Seattle 98121

architecture worth courting by Unknown

If you're like us, you're not quite ready to let go of summer quite yet. We're desperate to cling tightly onto the last rays of sunshine so this week, we're loving these beautiful courtyards. We love natural light and integrating the outdoors with architecture, For us, especially in Seattle, any glimpse of sun is something to celebrate and a beautifully designed courtyard makes it easy. Check out more of Remodelista's courtyard projects here.