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Skylab, Portland
November 20, 2007, 2:18 pm
Filed under: Architecture, The Modern List, The Modern List Portland, Urban Architecture

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We often feel like we’re building with sticks and stones here in the Pacific Northwest. Refined interiors, sophisticated surfaces and attention to light are difficult to find in the public realm. Since 1999 the architect, builder, and developer Jeff Kovel has been providing an oasis to the commercial drab through the work of Skylab, his Portland based firm. Skylab’s residential work is clever, fresh and filled with light. The restaurant and lounge interiors are dark, sensuous and inviting. Moving through the spaces and experiencing the illuminations and textures is an architectural feast – the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland is straight out of a David Lynch film. To properly endure the long dim northwest winter we prescribe staying for a martini or two and taking in the warm glow and rich textures of a Skylab interior. Skylab’s lounges and restaurants can be found on TheModernList Portland.

Doug Fir Lounge Portland

Doug Fir Lounge

Doug Fir Lounge

Doug Fir Lounge

Doug Fir Lounge

1680 Residence Portland

1680

1680

East Portland

East

East

12th & Alder Portland

12th & Alder

12th & Alder

Sinju Portland

Sinju

Sinju

Sinju

M1 Residence Portland

m1

m1

 

Nau Bellevue WA
AIA Portland Built Citation Award & Sustainability Award

Nau

Nau

 

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They’ve done so much amazing work. I actually have a list of places I want to see next time I go back to Portland, and it’s full of stuff done by Skylab.

Comment by pnwra

The Skylab projects really are worth seeking out next time you’re in Portland. Doug-fir lounge is attached to another interesting project – the Jupiter Hotel which is an old motel-6 converted into a modern, hip, hotel. The hotel itself gets mixed reviews but the concept is worth checking out. The Skylab website hasn’t changed for a while – there must be several great projects recently completed or in the works as well…
-Andrew

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