B House Remodel by architecturew10.29.10   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Modern Home   |   By: A. Salem Jones
Tags: Architecture, architecturew, Brian White, Michel Weenick, Nagoya, Portland
The task of designing great modern architecture is difficult enough but modern renovations can be even more difficult. The architect has less control and therefore must be that much more skilled to play the hand he’s dealt. When architecturew took on the renovation of their b house, they had the ability to see the home’s potential and strip away the superfluous (not an easy task with a 1963 ranchburger – shown below). Among the home’s assets was a view of the Marqaum Nature Park. A series of decks and large windows on the new upper floor brings the surrounding nature into the home. The interior ground floor is designed around an existing fireplace. The geometry and materials used feel at home within the home’s site.
People often talk about environmentally conscious building or stretching budgets. What architecturew shows us is that great architects can accomplish great things through efficient thinking and strong visual sensibility. architecturew was founded in 2001 by partners Michel Weenick and Brian White. Be sure to visit the firm’s site to see other examples of their great work.