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

Skylab map

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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2007 Portland Honor Awards
November 12, 2007, 12:25 pm
Filed under: Architecture, Rural Architecture, The Modern List Portland, Urban Architecture

As part of our ongoing presentation about 2007 northwest honor awards for architecture, today’s blog entry presents the winners from Portland’s October 12th awards ceremony. To view all 76 entries or to learn more about the Portland Design Awards visit the AIA Portland website. More modern architecture in Portland can be found on The Modern List Portland.

Built Honor Award and Craftsmanship Award
University of Oregon Athletic Medicine Center
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

University of Oregon Athletic Medicine Center

Built Honor Award
Neal Creek Residence, Paul McKean Architecture

Neal Creek Residence

Built Merit Award
Olympic Mills Warehouse, Works Partnership Architecture, llc

Olympic Mills Warehouse

Built Citation Award and Sustainability Award
NAU (prototype, Bellevue Square Store)
Skylab Design Group Architecture + Interiors

NAU_01

NAU_02

NAU_03

Built Citation Award and Craftsmanship Award
City of Wilsonville Memorial Park Structures and Historic Barn
Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.

Willsonville Barn

Built Citation Award
Split, COLAB Architecture + Urban Design

Split

Unbuilt Merit Award
Encased Houses, Works Partnership Architecture, llc

Encased House

Unbuilt Citation Award
2631 NW Upshur, Works Partnership Architecture, llc

Upshur

Mayor’s Award for Design Excellence
Community Campus at New Columbia, Dull Olsen Weekes Architects

New Columbia

People’s Choice Award
Al Bateen Wharf Hotel + Residence, Otak Architects

Wharf Hotel

Jury
Wendell Burnette, AIA, of Wendell Burnette Architects in Phoenix, Arizona
Anne Fougeron, AIA, of Fougeron Architecture in San Francisco, California
Bing Thom, MAIBC, FRAIC, AIA, of Bing Thom Architects in Vancouver, British Columbia.

While there is plenty of good work coming out of Portland we noticed that several of the websites aren’t doing the work justice. For any of you Portland architects interested in a cleaner, more thorough digital interface we recommend speaking with the Daylight Studio in Portland, they do nice work and have experience with architecture based websites.