Merging contemporary architecture with sustainable design techniques, Hennebery Eddy Architects created ASH + ASH, a private home in Portland, Oregon, USA. According to the project developers, the residence “takes advantage of regional and distant views to the east, north and west and a close relationship to its neighborhood and immediate landscape. We were driven by a desire to create a range of outdoor terraces and porches for use at different times of the day and in different weather; blurring the line between those spaces and the interior living spaces was central to the design concept.” The L-shape plan of the home was envisioned around a central swimming pool, with lounge areas for relaxation.

A rich modern array of materials define the overall appearance of this contemporary US home: “The building is composed of white stucco planes with glass and cedar infill panels that float above a dark brick base. Deep cedar soffits at the home’s porches extend above the glass forming rich interior spaces. Rift cut white oak used extensively throughout the interior is complemented by a cantilevered walnut stair to the rooftop view-box and terrace.” Any thoughts on the overall design approach for this project? [Photography by Josh Partee]