Residential Design

VOL.5 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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difference," says Tim. "The midcentury moderns here are mostly outside the central city, and therefore more af- fordable. So they're attracting younger people who are willing to move farther out for better space. They're attracted to the modern aesthetic, which is very popular out here, but also because these houses offer more flexible floor plans and better outdoor living opportu- nities than the small lots and vertical houses in the city. Still, we usually have to improve those indoor/outdoor connections. And we have to expand the kitchen and open it to the living and dining areas. The master usually needs some enlargement, as well. People don't necessarily want bigger master bed- rooms, they want bigger closets and a better, bigger master bath." For the new construction work or the whole-house remodels, the firm bat- tles the climate with rainscreen systems, high-tech insulation and moisture barri- ers, and as simple a roof structure as possible to fight water infiltration. They avoid skylights in favor of windows on vertical planes—clerestories, monitors, and, of course, walls. To capture those gorgeous views, they turn to steel moment frames or steel portal frames. "The moment frame is dictated by the wind speeds here. The wind load requirements are more strin- gent than those for earthquakes," Tim explains. "We have 120-mile-an-hour winds on the coast. So uplift, and how that roof is connected all the way down This page: What if your clients love the zoom-zoom midcentury style, but want an entirely new house? Such was the case for Patton New-Century, which will occupy a rare, 3-acre site sandwiched between two wetlands in Southwest Portland. A small existing building will be converted into an ADU. pieces tend to have to be done. With the midcentury houses, we're usually faced with no insulation and moisture barriers at all. So the problem becomes how do you deal with that and keep the roof slim and trim?" Also on the list are spatial improve- ments. "Sometimes adding just 4 feet in the kitchen can make a world of "We have an in-house list of im- provements we know we'll need to make on most remodels," says Dave. "We definitely anticipate, just by code, that on any project over a certain amount of work, we have to bring the whole house up to seismic levels. We know we will be re-insulating and installing new electric service and new plumbing. All those "We're not in New York or a larger city. Our services need to appeal to everyone." —Tim Schouten, AIA Drawings: Giulietti | Schouten Archtiects 24 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 5, 2018 PRO-FILE DESIGN

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