Modern in Portland
The modern, yet traditionally inspired design has a reclaimed timber frame core combined with stick-built spaces. Nestled along the hillside with views of Mt. Hood, this will be the main home for a creative couple—a modern house with traditional queues.
I recall the timber frame raising...one day to put the whole thing up! It was amazing, quite the ballet. I think timber framing marries well with modern aesthetics. In this case it hinged on detailing, with clean hidden connections, fewer timber braces, and open volumes. It was important to leave us, and the owners, to express the structure of the house, to leave that structure exposed, to allow it to be revealed. The timber frame does all of this.
–Richard Brown, AIA, Portland, OR