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Jade Alley
Miami Design District
2013-2019
in collaboration with SB Architects

A series of parabolic concrete walls and facades give new life to a nondescript Miami alley with changes in scale, shadow, and light integrating new and existing buildings together with a hidden court full of flowering trees at its center. The alley hopes to maintain its obscurity and crudeness in an otherwise sleek and glossy new shopping neighborhood.










Madrona House
Seattle, WA
2016 - present
status: under construction
designed in collaboration with Carsten Stinn

A two storey courtyard house designed to nestle into a historic Seattle hilltop neighborhood. Concrete and burnt wood are carved horizontally to connect to gardens and views.  Voids are cut vertically to bring in light from above on this tight urban site.








Tree House

Seattle, WA
2018 - present
status: permitting 

A timber frame house for a carpenter.  This house utilizes a structural frame to make a series of intimate rooms in the trees on an east Seattle hillside looking towards Lake Washington.  The building increases in size towards the top to utilize views and access to daylight for the most public portion of the house.  A covered porch wraps the top floor capped by a roof deck to create multiple ways to live amongst the mature cedars and maples on this tight, urban site.






Smart Factory Chicago
Daniel Toole was Project Designer with Barkow Leibinger Architects, Berlin
Chicago, Illinois 2015-2017
associate architect: Heitman Architects

AIA National Honor Award 2018
German Steel Construction Award, 2018
Chicago Building Congress Merit Award for Industrial Building, 2018
Nominated for German DAM Prize for Foreign Buildings, 2018

Industrial showroom and offices along the highway in the sheet metal capitol of America elevate a machine hall to a museum.

"In the Trumpf Smart Factory Chicago, Barkow Leibinger captures the energy of the city that makes things, as it transitions into an age where humans watch over machines that operate by themselves. The design frames those new machines with clarity and economy, and also places them in context. Instead of dark Satanic Mills, Barkow Leibinger shows us factories as modern museums of industrial art."

- Aaron Betsky for Architect magazine, 2017



Steel Alley
Miami Design District
2014-ongoing
phase: under construction
in collaboration with SB Architects

The Steel Alley provides a secondary entry for parking and pedestrians with a strong visual identity through the folding of rusted steel plates. Both alleys seek to introduce a more human scale and tactile atmosphere in an otherwise sleek, and glossy new shopping district.

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