Lever Architecture transforms Portland industrial buildings into creative workspace

American firm Lever Architecture used weathering steel and original timber in the adaptive reuse of two factories built over 70 years ago for a hay bale manufacturer. Photograph by Lara Swimmer The project, called Redfox Commons, is located in an evolving industrial district in Northwest Portland. Encompassing 60,000 square feet (5,574 square metres), the project […]

Works Progress Architecture creates triangular Portland Flatiron building for unusual site

Protruding corner windows that are set at different angles front this timber-framed, three-sided building in northern Portland designed by American firm Works Progress Architecture. The Portland Flatiron building is located on a sloped, triangular site in the city’s Boise Eliot neighbourhood. Rising five storeys, the building contains retail space on the ground level and offices […]

Jessica Helgerson uses “moody, green, lush” palette for Portland home renovation

Interior designer Jessica Helgerson has overhauled a home in Portland, Oregon to include decorative ceilings, floral wallpaper and shades of green and grey that evoke its rainy, cool climate. Helgerson designed the transformation to retain the architectural charm and enliven rooms of NW Johnson Street, a two-storey home that was built in the Pacific Northwest […]

SERA expands Portland Playhouse with building wrapped in glass and charred wood

American studio SERA Architects has overhauled a 115-year-old church building and created a contemporary addition to house a nonprofit theatre company in Oregon. Since 2008, the Portland Playhouse has operated out of a once-vacant church in the city’s King neighbourhood. In the early days, the group got by with sofa seating and other make-shift solutions. […]

Beebe Skidmore punctures ornate Portland home with “fearlessly distinct” glass cubes

Portland architecture firm Beebe Skidmore has inserted a cubic volume with large windows into the middle of a 20th-century home in the city to add more space and bring natural light inside. The contemporary addition stands in stark contrast to the existing Lincoln Street Residence, a three-storey family home in Portland, Oregon. The residence is […]

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