HABITAT

A Family Compound with High Style

A very DIY family crafts its own sprawling world of cheerful irreverence.

05/01/2013 By Amara Holstein

OUT AND ABOUT

Irvington Homes Tour May 19

Swerve into Irvington for a look at historic houses that once were within the discriminatory "red line."

04/29/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN NEWS

Powers of Preservation

How all the pieces come together to save an important Frank Lloyd Wright project – or don't.

04/23/2013 By Kristin Belz

APPRECIATION

Earth Day Legacies

We offer timely tribute to some of the forerunners of today's sustainability movement, including architect Paolo Soleri (RIP) and Republican politicians.

04/16/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Kitchens of Transition

This Victorian/Edwardian/21st century kitchen blends old and new, for the best of all worlds.

04/15/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN SCHOOL

Behold the Threshold

There are many ways of letting people know they are entering onto your property. Design says it all without words.

04/08/2013 By Kristin Belz

Slideshow

Slide Show: Behold the Threshold

There are many ways of letting people know they are entering onto your property. Design says it all without words.

04/08/2013

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