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Maryhill Overlook / Allied Works Architecture

  • 01:00 - 11 March, 2011
Maryhill Overlook / Allied Works Architecture
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From the architect. The Maryhill Overlook, the only structure in the Sitings Project to be completed, lies on a bluff above the Columbia River Gorge within a vast landscape of barren grasslands marked by basalt scarps—a harsh environment exposed to extreme weather and dramatic swings of light.

Project description, images and drawings after the break.

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A single concrete slab emerges from the earth, rising and falling as it moves to the edge of the cliffs. Along its length are eight volumes that open and close to the sky. From a distance the form dissolves and reemerges as line or plane in response to the quality of light and changing point of view. Drawing closer, held in the hollow wall, the surfaces are cut by a datum that establishes a specific reference to the surrounding landscape.

An act of introspection, the Overlook serves to amplify the natural and experiential forces at work on the site. It is a demarcation that allows occupation and provides a measure of scale, distance, and time. Through a single act of making, the inherent architecture of this landscape asserts itself. The Overlook serves as a vehicle for the extant to be perceived in an entirely new way.

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14 Comments

hulya oral · December 15, 2011
federica risoluti · April 20, 2011

I really do love this project. it inspires me for my final project at university.

as · March 19, 2011

This is actually almost the same as a project awarded a PA during the '90s... and i mean not only formally...

Josh Mings · March 19, 2011 08:03 AM

I'm pretty sure the project you are thinking about is this one. This one is one of the first ones that put Allied Works on the map.

Nicholas Patten · March 15, 2011

Maryhill Overlook. http://bit.ly/fuGN48

Architekt R V Scholz · March 12, 2011

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up_today_arch · March 12, 2011

wow.... i have no words... this not a building,
this is just naked principle:)...

daqb design · March 12, 2011

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Christoph Kapeller · March 12, 2011

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Ethel Baraona Pohl · March 12, 2011

Maryhill Overlook / Allied Works Architecture at @ArchDaily | http://archdai.ly/gP19SR [first render reminds me the Continuos Monument]

prabowo harry · March 12, 2011

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Fi Wilson · March 12, 2011

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JM · March 12, 2011

Reminds me of Donald Judd...

Laura Gonzalez Fierro · March 11, 2011

Beautiful! although it reminds me too much about Donald Judd's piece in Marfa: http://art-documents.tumblr.co...

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