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Oakley House / Benjamin Waechter Architect

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
© Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer + 9

Ziba Design World Headquarters / Holst Architecture

01:00 - 11 December, 2013
Ziba Design World Headquarters / Holst Architecture, © Stephen Miller
© Stephen Miller

© Stephen Miller © Stephen Miller © Stephen Miller © Stephen Miller + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    1044 Northwest 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, United States
  • Category

  • Team

    R&H Construction, Brightworks
  • Area

    76000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

AD Classics: The Portland Building / Michael Graves

01:00 - 28 July, 2013
The Portland Building in 1982. Photo by Steve Morgan via <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a> Commons
The Portland Building in 1982. Photo by Steve Morgan via Wikimedia Commons

The Portland Building, by architect and product designer Michael Graves, is considered the first major built work of Postmodernist architecture. The design, which displays numerous symbolic elements on its monumental facades, stands in purposeful contrast to the functional Modernist architecture that was dominant at the time. As Graves explains of his architecture: it’s “a symbolic gesture, an attempt to re-establish a language of architecture and values that are not a part of modernist homogeneity.”

Read more about this controversial building after the break... 

Photo by flickr.com/photos/camknows. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a> The Portland Building in 1983. Photo by Clausen Meredith via Society of Architectural Historians Photo by flickr.com/photos/sacred_destinations . Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a> www.greatbuildings.com + 17

FINE / Bora Architects

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© Jon Jensen
© Jon Jensen

© Jon Jensen © Jon Jensen © Jon Jensen © Jon Jensen + 12

'Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends' Symposium

00:00 - 16 April, 2013
'Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends' Symposium, Philippe Rahm - Diurnisme / Courtesy of PSU
Philippe Rahm - Diurnisme / Courtesy of PSU

Taking place April 26-27, the 'Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends' Symposium will explore the following provocative questions: How is architecture’s use value defined, and by whom? How can turning to other disciplines’ unexpected utilization of architecture expand our perception of its utility? And what are the future utilities of architecture? Today, the idea of architecture’s utility is perhaps more diverse than ever, as architecture commonly mingles with other disciplines, and as new typologies of building design emerge almost daily. Organized by Portland State University School of Architecture, three keynote speakers—Philippe Rahm, Jimenez Lai and Jill Stoner—as well as eleven notable architects, artists and academics will participate. More information after the break.

Fox House / PIQUE Architecture

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
© Nicole Werner
© Nicole Werner

© Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt + 26

Randall Children´s Hospital / ZGF Architects

01:00 - 21 March, 2013
© Nick Merrick / Hendrich Blessing
© Nick Merrick / Hendrich Blessing

© Nick Merrick / Hendrich Blessing © Eckert & Eckert © ZGF Architects LLP © Nick Merrick / Hendrich Blessing + 17

'Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx' Exhibition

00:00 - 7 March, 2013
'Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx' Exhibition, © Sandy Agrafiotis Photography
© Sandy Agrafiotis Photography

Currently on display at the Portland Museum of Art until May 19, 'Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx' showcases the power of design through an interactive exhibition featuring work of some of the world's leading architects and designers. The display, designed by architects Tim Ventimiglia and Jennifer Whitburn of Ralph Appelbaum Associates, includes a 17-foot-tall tower with three levels of images that alternately reveal themselves and disappear. A dynamic image projection will light up two sides of the tower by using projectors embedded in the interior of the tower and will feature infrared light sensors, creating touch interactivity for visitors. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

12th and Alder / GBD Architects

00:00 - 18 January, 2013
© Josh Partee
© Josh Partee
  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Agustin Enriquez, Jesse Emory, Craig Norman, Matt Fitzgerald, Marcus Lima
  • Client

    Lease Crutcher Lewis
  • Area

    20000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Wieden+Kennedy Headquarters / Allied Works Architecture

00:00 - 9 March, 2011
Wieden+Kennedy Headquarters / Allied Works Architecture, Courtesy of  allied works architecture
Courtesy of allied works architecture

Courtesy of  allied works architecture Courtesy of  allied works architecture Courtesy of  allied works architecture Courtesy of  allied works architecture + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    224 Northwest 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, USA
  • Category

  • Architect

    Allied Works Architecture
  • Project Team

    Brad Cloepfil, Kyle Lommen, John Weil, Chris Bixby, Paul Kinley, Jeff Lee, Jake Freauff, Lorraine Guthrie, Brian Malady
  • Client

    Wieden+Kennedy

bSIDE6 / Works Partnership Architecture

00:00 - 10 February, 2011
bSIDE6 / Works Partnership Architecture, © Stephen A. Miller
© Stephen A. Miller

© Stephen A. Miller © Stephen A. Miller © Stephen A. Miller © Stephen A. Miller + 25

tandemDUO / Works Partnership Architecture

00:00 - 9 February, 2011
tandemDUO / Works Partnership Architecture, © Bruce Wolf
© Bruce Wolf

© Bruce Wolf © Bruce Wolf © Bruce Wolf tandemDUO / Works Partnership Architecture + 19

  • Architects

    Works Partnership Architecture (W.PA)
  • Location

    Portland, United States
  • Category

  • Client/Project

    tandemDUO
  • Area

    5382.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Cyan / PDX Building / THA Architecture Inc. & GBD Architects

00:00 - 19 December, 2010
Cyan / PDX Building / THA Architecture Inc. & GBD Architects, © Jeremy Bitterman
© Jeremy Bitterman

© Jeremy Bitterman © Jeremy Bitterman © Jeremy Bitterman © Jeremy Bitterman + 20

Cape Cod / Atelier Waechter

00:00 - 18 December, 2010
Cape Cod / Atelier Waechter, © Sally Schoolmaster
© Sally Schoolmaster

© Sally Schoolmaster © Sally Schoolmaster © Sally Schoolmaster © Sally Schoolmaster + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, United States
  • Category

  • Structural Engineer

    Munzing Structural Engineering
  • Builder

    Prutting and Co.
  • Owner

    Lola Oyibo & Eric Boardman
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Z-Haus / Atelier Waechter

00:00 - 10 December, 2010
Z-Haus / Atelier Waechter, © Stephen Miller
© Stephen Miller

© Stephen Miller © Stephen Miller © Stephen Miller © Stephen Miller + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, United States
  • Category

  • Designer

    Ben Waechter
  • Structural Engineer

    Froelich Consulting Engineers
  • Builder

    Owner Builder
  • Owner

    Ben Waechter & Daria Crymes
  • Area

    2800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

NORTH / Skylab Architecture

00:00 - 28 January, 2009
NORTH / Skylab Architecture

NORTH / Skylab Architecture NORTH / Skylab Architecture NORTH / Skylab Architecture NORTH / Skylab Architecture + 8

M1 Residence / Skylab Architecture (Twilight movie house)

00:00 - 21 January, 2009
M1 Residence / Skylab Architecture (Twilight movie house)

M1 Residence / Skylab Architecture (Twilight movie house) M1 Residence / Skylab Architecture (Twilight movie house) M1 Residence / Skylab Architecture (Twilight movie house) M1 Residence / Skylab Architecture (Twilight movie house) + 12