Small Home in Eastern Oregon Suits Its Site
This compact, panelized home takes its design inspiration from the vast Western landscape and local building traditions.
Synopsis: An architect describes the design of an 884-sq.-ft. new custom home in Eastern Oregon. The designed is geared toward prefabrication, with each room of the house defined by proportioned shapes that can be repeated, rotated, mirrored, and nestled together into other patterns to suit the needs of a variety of homeowners. The house is oriented to take advantage of the powerful surrounding geography, and has a shed roof with an entry at the low end to create a natural sequence of movement through gradually rising interior spaces. The interior materials include Oregon oak, black walnut, and Douglas fir. The envelope is detailed with rigid mineral wool and spray foam along with full-cavity batt insulation. The article includes floor plans and a sidebar listing the house’s $300-per-sq.-ft. high-quality systems and materials.
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