DESIGN NEWS

A Win for Toyo Ito, and for Architectural Competitions

The Japanese architect wins the Pritzker in part for a building that resulted from a competition; could Portland ever have such a successful architectural competition?

03/25/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

It's Always the Wright Time

April 12, hear how Frank Lloyd Wright's David and Gladys Wright House was recently, dramatically saved - and raise funds for the Gordon House, his only building in Oregon.

03/19/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Keys to the Just Right House

Marianne Cusato has the goods on getting the house that's right for you.

03/11/2013 By Kristin Belz

FREE STUFF

Win Tickets to Mod Home Tour

Get a free pass to see the latest in Portland Modern residential architecture.

03/03/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Greenline's Way With Woods

A modest modernist house becomes a jewel of fine wood craftsmanship inside (and out).

02/25/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN SCHOOL

Tying the Knot

Japanese design philosophy takes shape in the simple yet complicated knots that tie fences.

02/19/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

Park Blocks of PDX and D.C.

The Park Blocks of our young city rank with those in the Nation's Capital, a.k.a. the National Mall.

02/11/2013 By Kristin Belz

APPRECIATION

Balthazar Korab, RIP

His photographs of modern architecture were nearly as important as the works themselves in spreading the modernist aesthetic.

02/03/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN SCHOOL

Can Cities Get Smart?

Intel's Herman D'Hooge and the U of O Architecture department try to answer the proverbial urban question.

01/21/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

John Storrs, Modernist

In the family tree of architects who’ve created our beloved Northwest Regional modernist architecture, John Storrs (1920-2003) was one of the longest, strongest branches.

01/20/2013 By Kristin Belz

APPRECIATION

Ada Louise Huxtable, RIP

A strong, smart, critical voice, she led the important discussion about architecture and our culture for half a century.

01/14/2013 By Kristin Belz

APPRECIATION

Modernism With Curves

Oscar Niemeyer perfected a sensuous, Brazilian brand of mid-century modernism.

12/11/2012 By Kristin Belz

Appreciation

Gae Aulenti, RIP

This multitalented pioneer of post-modern architecture was a designing woman who defied categorization in her native Italy and beyond.

11/04/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Bright Summer Inspirations

You never know when inspiration will strike: see Ellsworth Kelly prints, buy an Arne Jacobsen Swan chair. Belluschi exhibit? Let's see..

08/27/2012 By Kristin Belz

Habitat

Contemporary Craft

High-end modern furnishings and chic handmade decorative pieces put a new spin on Arts & Crafts.

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond

Desirables

Ralph Rapson Redux

New yet old furniture for patio or poolside recycles mid-century modern classics in more ways than one.

05/22/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Taking Time to Measure Up

Evaluating our green building efforts, PSU helps us ask how we’re doing so far.

05/07/2012 By Kristin Belz

Free for All

Brits Bring the Green

English architect/academics Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till guest star this week in two free lectures at PSU.

04/15/2012 By Kristin Belz

To Read

Tailor-Made Interiors

Campion Platt shares thoughts on designing a space that fits your life like a perfectly tailored suit.

03/06/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Beauty and the Bike Rack

Making high art out of a storage problem.

03/04/2012 By Kristin Belz