the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Office Buildings
  4. United States
  5. Works Partnership Architecture
  6. Framework / Works Partnership Architecture

Framework / Works Partnership Architecture

  • 11:00 - 11 November, 2015
Framework / Works Partnership Architecture
Framework / Works Partnership Architecture, © Joshua Jay Elliott
© Joshua Jay Elliott

© Joshua Jay Elliott © Joshua Jay Elliott © Joshua Jay Elliott © Joshua Jay Elliott + 20

© Joshua Jay Elliott
© Joshua Jay Elliott

Text description provided by the architects. Framework is a direct adaptation of the historic small plate timber structures that weave through the building fabric of the central eastside of Portland. Structurally little different than neigh- boring 100 year old structures, the elimi- nation of the masonry perimeter walls necessitated a shift in identify.

© Joshua Jay Elliott
© Joshua Jay Elliott

The retail frontage in the concrete base is allowed to take on a more sculptural reading, relating by contrast to the taut glass skin above. Traditional wall and window are able to give way to a simple glass vitrine that allows the warmth of the wood interior to be clearly seen from the street.

Section
Section

The central eastside industrial district is the geographic center of Portland. With its collection of historic warehouse that have been adapted to house industrial creative workspace, the eastside is the hot bed for Portland’s maker market.

© Joshua Jay Elliott
© Joshua Jay Elliott

The gritty nature of the eastside remains a major identifying element. Big open framework buildings sit amongst the active rail lines and freight trucks.

© Joshua Jay Elliott
© Joshua Jay Elliott

The building’s base is carved as a mass, rising up to hold the framework display. Wood facets frame the entry and moments and spaces along the public realm. Through the design of the project, an identity transpired. Framework became more than a building name, it captures the method and the logic of how it is built and how it behaves.

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Works Partnership Architecture
Office
Cite: "Framework / Works Partnership Architecture" 11 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776971/framework-works-partnership-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments