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

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

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

Indoor-outdoor interplay

Put two graphic designers in such a visual setting — steep green forests, narrow valley below, misty ridges, full sunny days and wide starry nights — and you get a poster house for indoor-outdoor connections. Bob Mosqueda and Nancy Kinnear … Continue reading