Tower House / Benjamin Waechter Architect

first_img Year:  Projects Houses Tower House / Benjamin Waechter ArchitectSave this projectSaveTower House / Benjamin Waechter Architect Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Portland, United States ArchDaily Save this picture!© Lara Swimmer+ 12 Share “COPY” 2013 Photographs:  Lara Swimmer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Tower House / Benjamin Waechter Architect Manufacturers: Cosentino, Hansgrohe, Daltile, Duravit, Fleetwood, Liebherr, Loewen, Subzero/WolfSave this picture!Model 3Recommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Steep SlopeThe Tower House is perched on a small shelf along steep topography downhill from NW Cornell Road.  It touches the ground lightly and is built up rather than out.  The house is accessed by a thin steel pedestrian bridge that meets the house at its mid level, the dining room and hub of the house. The site is tucked away with just enough street frontage to access the site.   Save this picture!© Lara SwimmerThe uphill side of the site is nestled into a stand of douglas fir and pine trees characteristic of nearby Forest Park.  The downhill side drops off with undisturbed panoramic views of the city and mountains beyond.  Like a medieval tower house, this tower house has one primary room per floor with support spaces incorporated into the building perimeter. Save this picture!© Lara SwimmerThree RoomsThe Tower House is conceived as 3 main rooms (LIVING, DINING and BEDROOM) floating loosely in a tubular shaped building skin or “sleeve.”  These are the dominant rooms of the house.  They are tall, generous volumes of space finished with oil rubbed quarter sawn white oak.  They are simple, quiet rooms with a sense of luxury that comes from authenticity and craft.  The white oak palate is limited to these spaces creating a strong threshold between inside the room and out, heightening ones sense of being held and contained.Save this picture!© Lara SwimmerSleeveThe cladding of the house is seen as a sleeve, as if it were a stretchable garment pulled down tight over the structure.  It is made of black vertical corrugated steel with rounded corners eliminating the need for corner trim.  It is a continuous, uninterrupted surface punctuated only by the window openings and loggias.  Save this picture!© Lara SwimmerIn-BetweenBetween the 3 main rooms and the exterior sleeve of the house, the spaces take on a cellular structure, adjusting to fit functional requirements while keeping within the space provided.  Stairs, bathrooms and closets are the building blocks of this interstitial space.   Save this picture!Floor PlansThe stairway, with offset interior and exterior openings, acts as light loft refracting light within its 3 foot width and providing the main rooms with a soft, filtered ambient glow.  Closets and bathrooms have an intimate scale with a sense of being tucked away, hidden and private. Project gallerySee allShow lessNebula / Austin Maynard ArchitectsSelected ProjectsA-KAMP47 / Stephane MalkaArchitecture News Share Architects: Benjamin Waechter Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBenjamin Waechter ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortlandUnited StatesPublished on December 27, 2013Cite: “Tower House / Benjamin Waechter Architect” 27 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more