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

2019 People’s Choice Award (Residential)

1st place, Residential Category Featuring: Coastal Tiny Home This annual competition will be organized at the Broadway Commerce Center in downtown Eugene during the month of September, where local architects and landscape architects present their featured projects in various categories, and … 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

2017 People’s Choice Award -Residential (Submittal)

Submittal for Residential Category Featuring: Summer Lake Residence This annual competition will be organized at the Broadway Commerce Center in downtown Eugene during the month of October, where local architects and landscape architects present their featured projects in various categories, and … Continue reading