12+ Alder is a remarkable design project belonging to Skylab Architecture. Located in Portland, Oregon, next to a beautiful and imposing Victorian Gothic church, the modern residence is an interesting addition to its neighborhood. Jeff Kovel, founder of Skylab Architecture stated: “The church is amazing. It was a real no-man’s-land down here, and one of the things we wanted to do when building 12 + Alder was to feed off the church and to extend the context of [the] architectural experience.” The result? A large living room that offers spectacular views of the monument across the street. The new building currently serves as an office for Skylab and two other companies. Moreover, the structure accommodates a 2,000 square-foot crib on the second floor where Kovel’s family lives. Have a look at the photos below and tell us if you like this extreme architecture contrast between 12+ Alder and the Presbyterian Church.
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