Aligned With the Times

By Jenn Director Knudsen Photos by Bronson Studios Big things come in little packages. This was true in 1989 for Hershey’s Kisses, and it’s definitely the case for tiny homes. Just ask Nir Pearlson, owner of Eugene-based Aligned Architecture. “We … Continue reading

The Smaller, The Better

Architect Nir Pearlson designs a compact, sustainable home on the edge of an Oregon hamlet. By Kiley Jacques After a number of tries to buy land, this homeowner finally found the right property—and the right architect, Nir Pearlson. The two … Continue reading

Building on history

By Stephanie Basalyga The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum is moving forward with an expansion that will nearly double its existing space. In the nearly 20 years since it found a home in a building on the main drag of … Continue reading

Summer Lake / A Small Rural Retreat

By Melissa Dalton Photos by Jeremy Bronson Nestled in a prairie at the edge of the Great Basin, this modest, shed-roofed home effortlessly blends in with its natural setting. Located at the PLAYA Artist Retreat Center at Summer Lake, the … Continue reading

Fine Homebuilding Best Small Home 2013

Best Small Home Featuring: River Road Mini Home FineHomebuilding awards a handful of homes their Houses Awards each year that illustrate exceptional residences that balance cost, efficiency, style. Their “award for the best small home this year goes to Nir … Continue reading

Small Home Suits Its Site

By Nir Pearlson Photos by Jeremy Bronson;                   Roger Ota & Patrick Welsh where noted   This compact, panelized home takes its design inspiration from the vast Oregon landscape and local building … Continue reading

Bird’s Eye View

A cabin turns into a home By Vanessa Salvia Photos by Jeremy Bronson A ONE-ROOM CABIN PERCHED AT THE base of a steep, wooded hill was a suitable weekend getaway, but it needed more space, easy access to the outdoors, … Continue reading