Fair-Haired Dumbbell / FFA Architecture and Interiors

Fair-Haired Dumbbell / FFA Architecture and Interiors

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  • Design : Kevin Cavenaugh and Karl Refi
  • Owner, Developer : Guerilla Development Co.
  • Artist : James Jean
  • Site : 13,600 sqft
  • City : Portland
  • Country : United States
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Fair-Haired Dumbbell / FFA Architecture and Interiors - Facade
© KuDa Photography

Text description provided by the architects. The Fair-Haired Dumbbell is a collaboration between FFA and Guerrilla Development, with original mural artwork by James Jean. This speculative office building with ground-floor retail is located in the heart of the Burnside Bridgehead developments. At the eastside intersection of Burnside Street and the Willamette River, the Bridgehead is home to some of Portland’s most exciting and interesting new architecture.

Fair-Haired Dumbbell / FFA Architecture and Interiors - Facade
© Peter Eckert

The Dumbbell’s starting point is a small, challenging ‘island’ site – bound by busy streets on every side. In order to maximize usable space in the area, which measures in at just over a quarter-acre, the design team incorporated small interconnected public plazas that flow into the ground-floor retail. These allow for pedestrian movement, refuge, and visibility through the site. The Fair-Haired Dumbbell building sits squarely in the center of the action and doesn’t shy away from attention.

Fair-Haired Dumbbell / FFA Architecture and Interiors - Windows, Facade
© Josh Partee
Ground Floor Plan
Fair-Haired Dumbbell / FFA Architecture and Interiors - Beam, Windows, Column
Courtesy of FFA
Fifth Floor Plan

The project consists of two canted six-story towers clad in the hand-painted original artwork on all eight of its elevations. At each level, sky bridges connect the mirrored 4,000 sqft office spaces, giving the creative companies who work there the flexibility to build-out their own floor to meet their needs. Since no two elevations are the same, tenants and visitors alike will take in impressive views of Portland’s many angles through windows of varying size. At the ground floor, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell will complement its neighborhood with unique retail offerings and creative landscaping.

Fair-Haired Dumbbell / FFA Architecture and Interiors - Facade
© Peter Eckert

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Address:11 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, United States

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Cite: "Fair-Haired Dumbbell / FFA Architecture and Interiors" 20 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/902119/fair-haired-dumbbell-ffa-architecture-plus-interiors> ISSN 0719-8884

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