#watersEdge#oregon

copenhagenad:

I finally visited the 8 House by BIG, 2010 in Ørestad a few weeks ago. On approach I was surprised by the extent of the barrenness of the area (and the gale-force winds), but once within the development itself - there was so much to like. Urban context will take time to develop, and I have no doubt that this is a fantastic solution for inner Copenhagen’s housing shortage. The figure 8 form of the building has been manipulated to maximise sunlight into each of the apartments terraces. The terraces sit snuggly next to one another encouraging neighbourly interaction. Running alongside the terraces is a continuous public 1.2km pathway/street which visitors are invited to traverse by foot or by bike, as I did. The community feel and harmony within the complex is really something to be commended. 

8 House // Richard Mortensens Vej 81, Ørestad // map

Great to have this much consideration given to providing the units with a terraces and outdoor living opportunities.

Well considered landscaping along favorite bike workout route heading to Kelly Point Park #bikeroutes

Well considered landscaping along favorite bike workout route heading to Kelly Point Park #bikeroutes

#inbetweenSpace

#inbetweenSpace

Architect Michael McColloch repurposed this existing agricultural building.  The contractor was Patrick O’Neill greenlinefw of Grerenline Woodworking, Portland.

adidasoriginals:

Gazelle from 1965 in the adidas Archive. Sign up to our mailing list for more OG heat.

…what is archetype…

adidasoriginals:

Gazelle from 1965 in the adidas Archive. Sign up to our mailing list for more OG heat.

…what is archetype…

This is a modest home and an impressive bit of northwest regional modernism from 1946.  To sit in this house is an inspiration. The architect was Dewitt Robinson who built it as his own home. 

#architecture #portland #modernhomes

#architecture #portland #modernhomes

rockebrunes:

Ward Bennets Dakota Building apartment

rockebrunes:

Ward Bennets Dakota Building apartment

Faded bright lights #theaters

Faded bright lights #theaters

shiftyournormal:

another one back when I was architecting. #tbt #myarchitecture

Like the fence and floor out-in

shiftyournormal:

another one back when I was architecting. #tbt #myarchitecture

Like the fence and floor out-in

repurposed buildings that make your heart stop for a moment

repurposed buildings that make your heart stop for a moment

Restore Oregon  put on a modern home tour this weekend featuring 6 houses by Pietro Belluschi. Fun tour.

Restore Oregon  put on a modern home tour this weekend featuring 6 houses by Pietro Belluschi. Fun tour.