Waechter Architecture

Waechter Architecture

Portland, OR


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