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Waechter Architecture

Waechter Architecture

Portland, OR

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Red House

The challenge of this project was to breath new life into an existing 1910 farmhouse style building located in an urban SE Portland neighborhood. A balance between old and new was desired: memory of the original balanced with freshness and vitality of the new.

The solution was to maintain the original form, but abstract it into a modern sculpture.

Furthering the experience of the building as a singular form, the traditional interior was reimagined as one main room per floor with support spaces surrounding these main rooms, thereby creating a “thickened edge.” New windows were cut into this thickened edge with the glass set to the inside. From the outside, the two-foot deep window sills give a carved out and sculptural appearance. 

 
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Status: Built
Location: Portland, OR, US

 

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