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Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & Associates

20:00 - 17 June, 2018
Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, OR, United States
  • Design Team

    Kengo Kuma, Balazs Bognar
  • Architect of Record

    Hacker Architects
  • Area

    1431.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Facade of Michael Graves' Postmodernist Portland Building Dismantled in Preparation for Recladding

16:20 - 9 March, 2018
The Portland Building under construction. Image © Iain MacKenzie. via Docomomo
The Portland Building under construction. Image © Iain MacKenzie. via Docomomo

Work has begun on the dismantling of the facade of Michael Graves’ iconic Portland Building, part of a $195 million project that could see the building lose its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The Portland Building under construction. Image © Iain MacKenzie. via Docomomo The teal tiles have been removed from the building podium.. Image © Joakim Lord. via Docomomo The facades signature classical elements will be replaced with reformed aluminum. Image © Joakim Lord. via Docomomo A rendering of the future Portland Building. Image via Next Portland + 5

New Renderings Show Off Plans For What Could Become Portland's Future Tallest Building

14:00 - 14 February, 2018
New Renderings Show Off Plans For What Could Become Portland's Future Tallest Building , Courtesy of William Kaven Architecture
Courtesy of William Kaven Architecture

New renderings have been revealed of Kaven + Co. and William / Kaven Architecture’s plans for the new Broadway Corridor in Portland, showcasing the full masterplan for the first time. Conceived as a new mixed-use district and transportation hub connecting Union Station and the Pearl District, the Broadway Corridor will feature the city’s new tallest and one of the west coast’s tallest buildings.

TreeHouse / LEVER Architecture

11:00 - 14 February, 2018
TreeHouse / LEVER Architecture, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

Courtesy of LEVER Architecture © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, OR, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Thomas Robinson, Jonathan Heppner, Doug Sheets
  • Area

    45000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Siskiyou House / Beebe Skidmore Architects

13:00 - 15 January, 2018
Siskiyou House / Beebe Skidmore Architects, © BuiltPhoto
© BuiltPhoto

© Bruce Wolf © BBSKD © Bruce Wolf © Bruce Wolf + 19

HOMB | Taft House / Skylab Architecture

09:00 - 14 December, 2017
HOMB | Taft House / Skylab Architecture, © skylab
© skylab

© skylab © skylab © skylab © skylab + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Jeff Kovel
  • Area

    3930.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

William Kaven Architecture Reveals Proposal for Portland's Tallest Building

16:30 - 20 November, 2017
Courtesy of William Kaven Architecture
Courtesy of William Kaven Architecture

William / Kaven and Kaven + Co. have unveiled plans for a bridged mixed-use skyscraper development that, if built, would become the tallest building in Portland, Oregon.

The project would replace the city’s soon-to-be-demolished USPS headquarters with a new 5-million-square-foot development consisting of multiple high-rise buildings containing facilities for retail, office, residential and a hotel.

The plan is organized around two central skyscrapers, the taller of which would top out at over 970 feet – more than foot feet taller than the city’s current tallest building, the Wells Fargo Center. The two skyscrapers would be linked at 680 feet high by a 236-foot-long glass-walled bridge housing a skygarden and offering unparallelled views of the city and the surrounding landscape.

The Real Reason For the Resurgence of Streetcars in America (Spoiler: It's Not for Transport)

09:30 - 12 August, 2017

In this six-minute-long video, Vox makes the argument that the primary reason behind the recent resurgence of streetcar systems—or proposals for streetcars, at least—in the USA is not because of their contributions to urban mobility, but instead because of the fact that they drive and sustain economic development. As it uncovers the causes for the popular failure of the streetcar systems in cities such as Washington DC, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City (low speed and limited connectivity, mostly) it asks why an increasing number of American city governments are pushing for streetcars in spite of their dismal record at improving transit. Is it solely due to their positively modern aesthetic? Are streetcars destined to function as mere “attractions” in a city’s urban landscape? Or is the real objective something more complex?

Music Box Residence / Scott | Edwards Architects

09:00 - 17 July, 2017
Music Box Residence / Scott | Edwards Architects, © Pete Eckert
© Pete Eckert

© Pete Eckert © Pete Eckert © Pete Eckert © Pete Eckert + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Rick Berry, Joe Broders, Kelly Edwards
  • Area

    6473.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The United States' First Mass-Timber Highrise Receives Planning Permission

16:15 - 9 June, 2017
The United States' First Mass-Timber Highrise Receives Planning Permission, Courtesy of LEVER Architecture
Courtesy of LEVER Architecture

The United States’ first mass-timber highrise (defined by Emporis Building Standards as a building with an architectural height of 115-328 feet, or between 12 and 40 floors) has been granted planning permission, allowing construction on the landmark project to begin. Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, the building known as Framework will cap out at 12 floors and approximately 128 feet, ushering in a new era of tall building construction in the US. 

Courtesy of LEVER Architecture Courtesy of LEVER Architecture Courtesy of LEVER Architecture Courtesy of LEVER Architecture + 12

PATH Architecture’s Catalytic Condominium in Portland is the Tallest Timber Building in the US

12:00 - 27 May, 2017
PATH Architecture’s Catalytic Condominium in Portland is the Tallest Timber Building in the US , via Baumberger Studio
via Baumberger Studio

Continuing the ever-increasing growth of timber construction architecture in North America and around the world, Carbon12’s recent topping out has resulted in its newly achieved status as the tallest mass timber building in the United States. Situated in Portland and designed by PATH Architecture, the 8-storey condominium is an example of the cost-effectiveness and labor sensitivity of engineered wood products while helping regenerate Oregon’s local timber industry. 

With a growing population and rapid development, much of recent focus has been on Portland’s city center, in an effort to preserve the existing natural landscape that surrounds the urban areas. Built of prefabricated cross-laminated timber panels and glu-lam beams around a steel core, Carbon12’s hybrid construction aids the city’s densification, given its off-site construction and quick assembly that help both reduce costs and respond to residential needs.

Höweler + Yoon Architecture Unveils Circus Conservatory Design

14:00 - 13 May, 2017
Höweler + Yoon Architecture Unveils Circus Conservatory Design, via v2com
via v2com

Höweler + Yoon Architecture, in collaboration with OFIS Arhitekti, has unveiled its design for a new building for The Circus Conservatory, which will house America’s first accredited degree program in the Circus Arts. Located in Portland, Maine, as the anchor tenant of a peninsula, the project aims to transform an undeveloped part of the city into a “vibrant artistic center complete with public performance venues and recreational facilities.”

Inspired by the historic circus shape—a circle with a radial audience—the design proposal utilizes a radial viewing strategy “in order to similarly activate the educational community.” Furthermore, in the design, acrobatics, performance, and classroom spaces are treated equally, “[challenging] the viewing relationship crucial to a circus and academic settings.”

via v2com via v2com via v2com via v2com + 10

Coroflot's Mobile Work Unit / LOS OSOS

13:00 - 17 April, 2017
Coroflot's Mobile Work Unit / LOS OSOS, © Josh Partee
© Josh Partee

© Josh Partee © Josh Partee © Josh Partee © Josh Partee + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, OR, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Laurence Sarrazin
  • Area

    280.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

One North / Holst Architecture

09:00 - 29 March, 2017
One North  / Holst Architecture, © Andrew Pogue
© Andrew Pogue

© Andrew Pogue         © Andrew Pogue         © Andrew Pogue         © Andrew Pogue         + 20

Smith Optics Design Studio Headquarters / FFA Architecture and Interiors

18:00 - 3 March, 2017
Smith Optics Design Studio Headquarters  / FFA Architecture and Interiors, © Josh Partee
© Josh Partee

© Josh Partee              © Josh Partee              © Josh Partee              © Josh Partee              + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    220 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, United States
  • Design Team

    Troy Ainsworth, AIA, Principal / Joe Zody, AIA, Project Manager / Erica Ceder, LEED AP BD+C, Project Architect / Mayumi Nakazato, Interior Designer /Karl Refi, Design Architect
  • Area

    8710.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016

International Mass Timber Conference

11:15 - 15 November, 2016
International Mass Timber Conference, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

The International Mass Timber Conference is a leading conference and expo on the use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber in global design and construction and is one of the largest gatherings of CLT and mass timber experts in the world. The 2016 event drew 519 industry thought leaders and executives from 11 countries, and 56 exhibitors and 48 international speakers. Interest is high and the conference is expected to be even bigger in 2017.

Snøhetta Selected to Master Plan New Campus for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

11:10 - 14 October, 2016
Snøhetta Selected to Master Plan New Campus for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Courtesy of Snøhetta
Courtesy of Snøhetta

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) announced today that it has selected Snøhetta to lead in the master planning of their new 16-acre riverfront campus and develop a long-term vision for the future of the Portland, Oregon site.

The overall goal of the master plan will be “to provide a market-driven strategy that outlines the best economic and environmental uses of OMSI’s physical property while highlighting the museum’s work as a cultural touchstone, science education resource, and trailhead to connect the community to learning and skill-building opportunities that equip them for 21st century jobs.”

660 Congress Street / Present Architecture

11:00 - 23 September, 2016
660 Congress Street / Present Architecture, © Robert Deitchler
© Robert Deitchler

© Robert Deitchler © Robert Deitchler © Robert Deitchler © Robert Deitchler + 18