The 2016 Almanac features an enormous list of wineries from Oregon and SW Washington along with some top stories of 2015, such as Eyrie Vineyard’s 50 year celebration, a head nod to the new Rocks District, and a special feature on the late Cole Danehower, OWP’s 2016 Person of the Year.
“White models” and corresponding conceptual models for two award-winning WA projects will be on display, alongside models from Hacker, Allied Works, Works Partnership and others as part of a models exhibit at the World Forestry Center (WFC).
The intention of the exhibit is to highlight the intersection of forestry and architecture and is part of WFC’s recent efforts to showcase the artistic side of forests through gallery shows that emphasize the beauty of forests and the beauty of wood.
OPENING RECEPTION: January 14th, 5-7pm. Send RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
EXIBITION: January 15th – February 26th
LOCATION (for both): WFC’s Merlo Hall, 4033 SW Canyon Blvd
On December 31st, Brian Libby wrote an article for his Portland Architecture blog that paid homage to our changing city by way of identifying 10 projects that stand as positive responses to the rapid changes, as well as examples of forward-thinking innovations on the use of space and design. We are proud to share that Garden House was amongst these innovative projects.
“Architect Ben Waechter is a master at reducing design to its bare essentials, combining materials in an economic way that makes both building envelopes and the individual rooms inside them feel elegantly simple.” – Brian Libby
“Tea Time: 12 Teahouses Steeped to Perfection” by Gabriella Golenda
“With a little imagination, these teahouses demonstrate how ordinary social spaces can render extraordinary experiences.”
“Framing the interior space as if it were a stage set, the porch draws the visitor into the tea room…”
Libby refers to WA’s recently completed Sawtooth as “a signature blend of simple forms, refined material clarity, and copious natural light.”
“Waechter’s designs make simple and affordable materials feel luxurious.”
“Honest materials, like wood flooring and furnishings, reflect the studio’s program to honor and reinvigorate the home’s rustic heritage.”
“A cantilevered second floor addition wrapped in black corrugated steel gives Nick Oakley’s home in the Alberta district of Portland an industrial feel from the outside, one that is countered by the welcoming, wood-dominated interior.”
“Waechter Architecture updates century-old Portland house with bright red facade.”
“The white shelves and ceiling contrast with the refinished fir floors and the colorful spines of the books.” – Dezeen
“The project could have been called House For A Book Lover.” -Ben Waechter
Ben Waechter, Principal of Waechter Architecture, is giving a talk, along with fellow UofO alum Daniel Mihalyo and his partner, Annie Han, of Lead Pencil Studio at AIA’s In-Process event. FREE.
When: Tuesday, November 17th, 5:30-7pm
Where: The Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th, Portland
A native Oregonian and University of Oregon grad, Ben Waechter established his firm in 2007 and has quickly become known for his beautifully crafted, award-winning residences. His projects are “notable and compelling precisely for this reason: they have impeccable clarity, with nothing superfluous, and the key idea of the design stands out”. (Brian Libby, Portland Architecture Blog, December 12, 2011).
Also graduates of the University of Oregon’s Architecture Program, Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo founded Lead Pencil Studio, an Art and Architecture collaborative, to pursue installation art, site-specific art, and functional architecture. Their practice is self-described as “architecture in reverse…our projects are everything about architecture with none of its function…spaces with no greater purpose than to be perceived and question the certainty posited by the man-made world.”
In Process is an AIA Portland quarterly lecture series providing insight into the creative process of local architects, designers, makers and creators. This event is free and open to the public.
– KEVIN DALY, FAIA, Founder of Kevin Daly Architects, Design Faculty at UCLA
Waechter Architecture / Garden House, AIA Honor Award
Allied Works Architecture / PNCA, AIA Honor Award