Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sea Texture

Monday, January 25, 2010

Nature Bath

I'm really digging this open air bath, aren't you?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Project Completion Tour

Yesterday I had the chance to visit PCC: Willow Creek with my former colleagues and design team at GBD Architects, Inc.  I'd say the project was a great success and sets new precedent for our local community college.  My role included space planning, finish selection, and interior detail development.  Hopefully we'll have access to some professional photos in the near future, but mine will have to do for now.  Enjoy!

PCC: Willow Creek

Ground Floor Circulation

Main Circulation Spine

Vertical Circulation

The blue canopies call out classrooms and PCC offices

Lighting design by Benya

A pop of playfulness with Maharam wallcovering.  This is a perfect example of standard fixtures required by public institutions.  In order to keep streamlined maintenance, all fixtured must be uniform, thus, the dispenser mounted on the concrete wall.  Sometimes the designer just can't control everything!

We are shooting for LEED Platinum!

Terra Cotta Rain Screen

These sculptures actually rise and fall in correspondence with the property's water cistern.  They serve as a great educational element.

PCC: Willow Creek Completed January 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

West Linn Residence: Master Bath

Some simple elevation drawings we produced as a take home for our client out in West Linn.  These serve as great descriptive tool for remodel and new construction projects.  Our drawings are out to bid right now and construction should start next month.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hermitage: Bespoke Wallpaper

Seattle-based Hermitage offers a lovely collection of artist wallpapers in an array of unusual patterns and colors.  Yet another win for the NW! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Out With The Peach, In With The Blue!

We have updated our portfolio to include some additional projects and (thanks to your feedback) have tweaked our colors for enhanced readability!  Be sure to refresh your browser if the site shows up as the old peach scheme.  Thanks!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Picking Mushrooms

Autoban by De La Espada

Friday, January 15, 2010

LRS Architects for Mercy Corps

LRS Architects of Portland, OR set up a Haiti Fundraising page for immediate relief

Donate @ Mercy Corps

Heath Ceramics: 25% for Haiti

January 15-17: Heath Ceramics will donate 25% of sales from their Sausalito, LA & online stores to Architecture for Humanity’s earthquake reconstruction efforts in Haiti.

If you were already planning on buying new dishware, or remodeling your kitchen with Heath's handmade tiles, let this be the little nudge you needed to take the plunge.   Not only will you be supporting a small, American business, you will be contributing to a larger humanitarian effort put forth by Architecture for Humanity.

I recently visited the Portland Ann Saks showroom for project research and noticed their new line of Heath Ceramics bath accessories.  Handmade in Sausalito, CA, their timeless simplicity is sure to outlast current market trends and cheap imitations.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Third & The Seventh

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Celebrate Art and Architecture.  Film by Alex Roman via Material Girl

Friday, January 8, 2010

Norwegians Know How to Spa

Inside this unassuming Norwegian fishing vessel lies a world of seclusion and relaxation

via wallpaper

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

In Sheep's Clothing

This clever household tool is so cute and fashionable, it's hard to believe it can replace the use of dryer sheets forever!

Get them here.  Handmade, of course!