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Portland: The Latest Architecture and News

ZGF Gives a New Look at Portland International Airport's New Main Terminal

ZGF Architects has shared new visuals showcasing the main terminal of the Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon. Inspired by the forest landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, the terminal renovation and expansion emphasizes openness, light and connection to the region’s materials. The structure features a series of skylights and an expansive timber roof made from sustainably sourced regional wood.

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Royal Residence / William / Kaven Architecture

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Portland, United States

Glass Link House / Scott | Edwards Architecture

© Jeremy Bittermann© Jeremy Bittermann© Jeremy Bittermann© Jeremy Bittermann+ 27

Portland, United States

Skyview House / William / Kaven Architecture

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Portland, United States

Alaska State Library Archives Museum / Hacker Architects

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Open Frontier: Oregon’s Timber and Glass Homes

Oregon holds some the most varied geography and private developments in the United States. Home to diverse landscapes and architecture, the state is defined by the Cascade mountain range, windswept coastlines, dense forests, and a high desert environment to the east. These varied geographies have shaped the state’s construction techniques and residential design. At the heart of these building efforts are timber and glass homes found throughout the state.

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Metro YMCA Workplace Adaptation / Bora Architects + LEVER Architecture

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Blu Dot Showroom / Waechter Architecture

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  10000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Debenedetto’s Commercial Flooring, Dynaelectric Company, Kittleson & Associates, Portland Millwork, Uncommon Cabinetry

ZGF Gives a First Look at Portland International Airport's New Main Terminal

ZGF Architects has shared a new look at the main terminal of the Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon. Scheduled for completion in 2025, the $1.5 billion terminal will be the largest of five capital improvement projects by the Port of Portland. The structure features a series of skylights and an expansive timber roof made from sustainably sourced regional wood. The design draws inspiration from nature and the "signature greenery" of Oregon.

MASS Design Group to Lead Willamette Falls Tribal Engagement Process

MASS Design Group has been selected to lead the tribal engagement process of the future Willamette Falls Riverwalk. The partnership was announced by the Willamette Falls Trust, with the team working to ensure that the Riverwalk centers on indigenous experiences and educates the greater Portland community on the Native stories of the region. The project will focus on public space that celebrates the human and natural history of Willamette Falls.

Redfox Commons Renovation / LEVER Architecture

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Vista North Pearl Condominiums / Bora Architects

© Lincoln Barbour© Lincoln Barbour© Jeremy Bittermann© Jeremy Bittermann+ 15

Flatiron Office Building / Works Partnership Architecture

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  24177 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Anderson Wood Clad Windows, Metal Sales Box Rib, +3

Origami Housing / Waechter Architecture

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PSU Students Create Music Festival Stage from Apple Bins in Portland

Architecture students at Portland State University have created a new stage fro Pickathon Music Festival from apple harvesting bins in Happy Valley, Oregon. The temporary performance venue was designed and built from reused materials with collaborators Howard S. Wright, Catena Engineers, and Pickathon. Dubbed the Treeline Stage, the venue features seven towers of varying heights to evoke an orchard of trees.

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Country Garden House / Olson Kundig

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© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann© Jeremy Bittermann© Jeremy Bittermann© Jeremy Bittermann+ 23

Portland, United States

Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower / CO Architects

© Jeremy Bitterman© Jeremy Bitterman© Bruce Forster© Jeremy Bitterman+ 21

Elliot Mono Cabin / Drop Structures

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  • Architects: Drop Structures
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  144 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018