Sunday, January 04, 2009

The curving arcs house by Oshatz

The Fennell residence is a floating house in Portland, Oregon designed by the architect Robert Oshatz. The imaginative use of curved glue lam beams evoke the poetry of the ripples and contours of a river. The clients likes loft-style living, so they need was no more than a living areas, a kitchen, a master bedroom, a study, guest bed and bath.

The expansive glass facade embraces the river and frames the sunset, and one accesses the deck via an expansive sliding glass door. The master bedroom sits over a study and looks out over the living dining area and out to the river beyond. The curvilinear forms create spacial differentiation that enhance the experience of time as light plays through the daily and
seasonal changes. Oshatz says “For this house I created one curving radius for the full home, then manipulated an s-curve to fit inside that radius,” The resulting interior gives the feeling of being inside a seashell.

More: www.offbeathomes.com, www.oshatz.com

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6 comments:

Carol said...

I have been to this blog a few times now and absolutely love it! As you can see it has gorgeous photos of beautiful architecture.

steph the plumber said...

How does this new build fit into the surrounding area?

I really like the house, the way its been designed, great to be different

Arquitectura Sostenible said...

This is quite the interesting house. Too bad you cant build it with a reasonable budget

Liquid Roof said...

Its really an artistic house. Its design is very unique. Thanks for sharing such a great design.

Liquid Roof said...

Oh wow! That's really a very great design. One can say that its a master piece. I have saved all these pics. I am planing to build a house like this but with some minor changes.

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