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Silverdale printer files for bankruptcy

1405 logo for webWest Sound Printing, Inc. of Silverdale filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last week.

The Clear Creek Road company listed $51,000 in assets and $381,000 in liabilities in a petition filed Jan. 29 with U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western Washington.

West Sound Printing provided a wide variety of printed products, along with binding and design services, according to its website.

State records indicate the business has been inactive since early January.

‘Little House’ in Seabeck wins big architecture award

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Images courtesy mw|works

The Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced its yearly Award of Honor recipients this week, and a diminutive Seabeck structure was among them.

seabeck.house.2The award-winning home, called “Little House,” was created by mw|works architecture + design of Seattle. Architect Eric Walter of Kingston was part of the design team. 

“This one was particularly enjoyable to work on as it was in my back yard,” he said in an email.

The 1,100-square-foot “cabin” overlooks Hood Canal, with views extending to Dabob Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

It was built on a tiny, existing foundation, according to a project description.

“The small footprint ultimately served as an effective tool to govern the design project,” according to a description provided by mw|works.

“Focus was placed on the essentials and extras were edited out by both desire and necessity. The resulting project hopes to capture the essence of a modern cabin – small in size but much larger than its boundaries.”

seabeck.house.3Skylights let in natural light and large windows looking north and west “pull the landscape and distant view into the space.”

The exterior is of the house is sheathed in “taut oxidized black cedar and blackened cement infill panels.”

A patio serves as a “jumping off point” for a meandering trail down to the water.

The owners are a Houston-based couple who have spent summers in the Seabeck area.

Little House was one of four 2015 Award of Honor recipients named by the Seattle AIA, chosen from among 130 submittals.

You can see the full project description and more images below:

Former RFM architects launch new firm

After years spent spearheading projects for Bremerton’s Rice Fergus Miller, two architects drew up plans for their own firm this year.

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Robert Guyt

The architects are Robert Guyt and Matt King. The firm, which launched about a month ago, is called Blue Architecture + Interiors. 

Guyt said he and King were ready to “chart their own course,” and felt the timing was right with the economy recovering and development picking up.

The architects are pursuing a variety of projects on both sides of Puget Sound. King is based in Seattle, while Guyt works out of Bremerton.

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Matt King

Hospitality is Guyt’s specialty. He led design of the Clearwater Casino Resort hotel and conference center expansion, as well as the Spyglass Hill apartments in Bremerton.

King headed the health care studio at Rice Fergus Miller. His resume includes Harrison Medical Center’s Silverdale orthopedic hospital, and other facilities completed for Harrison, Overlake Hospital and Harborview Medical Center.

The duo often partnered on projects, incorporating design concepts from both industries.

Guyt said they plan to grow their new practice gradually.

“We want to be measured,” he said, “because our intention is to be around for a long time.”

See the Blue Architecture page on Facebook for updates.

Contributed photos