sustainable archi...
Follow
Find tag "portland"
123.3K views | +73 today
sustainable architecture
design strategies + innovative technologies that promote a sustainable built environment
Curated by Lauren Moss
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

Interview with Robert Oshatz: The Natural Beauty and Lyrical Music of Architecture

Interview with Robert Oshatz: The Natural Beauty and Lyrical Music of Architecture | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

In the words of the great German philosopher Friedrich von Schelling, “Architecture in general is frozen music.” 

If this is to be believed, then the Portland, Oregon based architect Robert Oshatz could be considered a regular virtuoso. Having worked as an architect since the early 70s, Oshatz has become renowned for designing homes with a unique “sense of poetry,” and an appreciation for the natural world – resulting in homes so catered to the local environment that they often appear to blend into the landscape. According to Oshatz, his unique style of design is part of a larger belief in creating human dwellings that exist at peace with the environment that they occupy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

A Well-Designed Green Wall | MYD blog

A Well-Designed Green Wall | MYD blog | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

This extensive wall is based on a grid pattern, with vegetation juxtaposed alongside random panels of different materials, such as cor-ten steel. This approach breaks the continuity and creates a sense of geometry and order that could otherwise be lacking. It's also located well to create visual interest and creates an effect that draws visitors from the street to take a closer look.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lauren Moss
Scoop.it!

Green homes: Where the floors are made of recycled toilets

Green homes: Where the floors are made of recycled toilets | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

This 154-square-foot backyard studio in Southwest Portland was one of 22 stops on this weekend's tour of green homes. It was built out of salvaged lumber from three Oregon barns with a salvaged copper roof...

more...
geetapatel's comment, February 4, 2013 9:52 PM
Good to know Green homes: Where the floors are made of recycled toilets...you may like 4 Green Building Materials For Green Building Concept. Invite comments on http://bit.ly/12oH54G