Summer’s been keeping its cool around here, but our radar’s been heating up with some hot architecture and design. Browse and enjoy.

Check out the crisp, clean modernism coming out of MAK Studio.
-thanks to Chris

Urban strategies: large house, small footprint.
-thanks to Donald

Irish Architecture awards highlights.
-thanks to Brendan

The awesome social housing work of Bevk Perović Arhitekti.
-thanks to Peter

Bureau of Trade for your every style.
-thanks to Alex

A blog behind the clothes, and an authentic story behind the blog: Imogene + Willie
-thanks to Carrie & Matt

For a dose of online humor on architecture and design, Dorkitecture.
-thanks to Marc

Our friends, The Patrick Family, keeping us all updated on their world travels.
-thanks to Kevin

Makers, the newest kid on the co-working block, opens a fresh new space in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle.
-thanks to Lana

BUILD is kicking the tires on the new Brizo Solna in matte white and loving it so far. We’re keen on the Scandinavian influenced design and love the subtle modernism.
-thanks to Jai & Judd

A scorching hot bike, for all you architect/triathletes out there.
-thanks to Donald

Our friends at fruitsuper design just launched a new online shop, with a promise of more exciting things to come. Follow them yourself  for the inside scoop.
-thanks to Sallyann

The truly mini Minimis Thumbtack landscape light.
-thanks to Shaney

Rising Side Table by Robert van Embricqs. We featured the Rising Coffee Table a while back, and we’re diggin’ this collection.

ByDesign 2012 is back at Northwest Film Forum this weekend exploring the intersections between design and the moving image. If you attend Sunday’s screening, you get a free subscription to Arcade. Good deal!

The Wing Luke Museum here in Seattle recently opened a new exhibit featuring the stellar woodwork of  George Nakashima.  With our recent post highlighting Nakashima, among other masters woodworkers, this exhibit is well-worth a visit to see some of his work in the flesh. Check it out. Runs July 13 – January 20.

One of Seattle’s beloved art institutions, the Frye Art Museum, reopened over the weekend after several months undergoing renovations. And starting in October, Scott Lawrimore, of the recently departed Lawrimore Project, will be joining the team. It sounds like there’s a ton of other exciting projects going on with museum’s new life. The fresh, new Frye is not to be missed.

The haunting, intricate photographic work of Angelo Musco will make you do a double-, triple-take.
-thanks to Jerry

If you’ve ever been fascinated by houseboats, here’s your chance to get a closeup look. The Seattle Floating Homes Tour is happening September 9.
-thanks to Kaitlin

We’ve covered two of the three Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Washington over the past few months here on the blog. The third (and by far roomiest) one, the Griggs Residence located near Tacoma, will be open for a rare opportunity to tour on Aug 4th. Contact Larry Woodin for details.
-thanks to Larry

Cheers from Team BUILD