A Cathedral for Living

Eugene-based Aligned Architecture builds expansive spaces with a small footprint. By Amy Souza Architect Nir Pearlson’s friend Blake Livingston and her life partner, Michael Hatgis, wanted to move into a smaller, more energy-efficient home. Their two-story house was becoming uncomfortable … Continue reading

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