Filed under: Architecture, The Modern List, The Modern List Portland, Urban Architecture
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
1680 Residence Portland
12th & Alder Portland
M1 Residence Portland
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
Built Honor Award
Neal Creek Residence, Paul McKean Architecture
Built Merit Award
Olympic Mills Warehouse, Works Partnership Architecture, llc
Built Citation Award and Sustainability Award
NAU (prototype, Bellevue Square Store)
Skylab Design Group Architecture + Interiors
Built Citation Award and Craftsmanship Award
City of Wilsonville Memorial Park Structures and Historic Barn
Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.
Built Citation Award
Split, COLAB Architecture + Urban Design
Unbuilt Merit Award
Encased Houses, Works Partnership Architecture, llc
Unbuilt Citation Award
2631 NW Upshur, Works Partnership Architecture, llc
Mayor’s Award for Design Excellence
Community Campus at New Columbia, Dull Olsen Weekes Architects
People’s Choice Award
Al Bateen Wharf Hotel + Residence, Otak Architects
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.