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Origami Housing / Waechter Architecture

© Jeremy Bittermann © Shawn Records © Jeremy Bittermann © Shawn Records + 39

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Waechter Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

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

© Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

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

Houses  · 
Portland, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Olson Kundig
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower / CO Architects

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

Portland, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project CO Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Elliot Mono Cabin / Drop Structures

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© Ryan Abernathy

© Ryan Abernathy © Ryan Abernathy © Ryan Abernathy © Ryan Abernathy + 30

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Drop Structures
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

The Complete City: Imagined - A Design Competition to Celebrate Portland, Maine

In 2017, the Portland Society for Architecture (PSA) asked citizens and visitors to provide their vision of Portland on blank maps of the city. PSA distributed these maps as a tool to encourage civic engagement in defining Portland. The completed maps offer unique perspectives and insight into how the city might grow and flourish.

2019 Young Architect Conference

Have you heard of architect Michael Riscica? Radical blogger, podcast host, and educator, Riscica empowers architects-in-the-making. You may have met him on one of his speaking tours where he visited over 50 cities to speak on topics like entrepreneurship and the architect exam. We even featured him as an ARE prep expert here at ArchDaily. Now, Riscica onto his latest groundbreaking venture: The Young Architect Conference.

Flex Commercial Building / LEVER Architecture

© Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann + 14

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project LEVER Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Autodesk HQ / Mackenzie

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Renovation  · 
Portland, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Mackenzie
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Albina Yard / LEVER Architecture

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  • Architects Authors of this architecture project LEVER Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Karl Miller Center, Portland State University / Behnisch Architekten + SRG Partnership

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University  · 
Portland, United States

Expensify Portland Office / ZGF Architects

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Portland, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project ZGF Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Fair-Haired Dumbbell / FFA Architecture and Interiors

Courtesy of FFA © Peter Eckert © Peter Eckert © Peter Eckert + 18

Retail  · 
Portland, United States

Division Street Residence / Emerick Architects

© Lincoln Barbour © Lincoln Barbour © Lincoln Barbour © Lincoln Barbour + 14

Portland, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Emerick Architects
  • Landscape Architect Authors of this architecture project text, Samuel H. Williamson Associates, url,
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012

Oregon Becomes the First State to Legalize Mass Timber High Rises

Oregon has become the first state in the U.S. to allow timber buildings to rise higher than six stories without special consideration. The recent addendum to the state's building code is the result of Oregon’s statewide alternate method (SAM), a program that allows for alternate building techniques to be used after an advisory council has approved the “technical and scientific facts of the proposed alternate method.” The decision stands as a precedent for future construction across the United States.

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Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

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

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

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.