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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26 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 5, 2018 to go with dual heat pumps and drop the radiant," Dave notes. These are just a few of the changes the firm has witnessed over decades in practice. The most substantial shift, however, is the booming taste for modernism. "We spent years remodel- to the foundation, are major consid- erations. We have to think about how we keep that roof from blowing off. If clients want big indoor/outdoor sliders, that calls for large overhangs. If they want that 24-foot slider, we have to pre- pare them for a $30,000 steel moment frame. Sometimes, we ask if they could make do with a 12-foot slider and fixed windows on either side." Clients used to be able to save money on HVAC equipment, given Portland's formerly cool climate. But global warm- ing means more strings of hot days, and most houses now need air conditioning in addition to heat. "We used to be able to install just radiant in-floor heat, which everyone loves, but now to cool the house we need to have heat pumps and ducts as well. So clients often elect ing the city's old bungalow, craftsman, and Tudor-style houses, but now the work is predominantly modern," says Dave. "We're in a great period for modern architects. We've really come a long way." —S. Claire Conroy There's really no guessing that the Valle Vista House is a renovation. It is completely transformed from top to bottom to suit the clients' taste for modern, open, light-filled space. Working within the footprint of the existing house, the team reached up to add a new master bedroom level. Photo: Sally Painter PRO-FILE DESIGN COMP L E T ELY UNP R IN T ED L ONG -T ER M E X P O SUR E R AT ING 1- L AY ER A PP L ICAT ION* *Sorry, felt paper, we can do better. Backed in Black. YOUR OP EN-JOINT CLADDING DESERVES A SLEEK PROTECTION LAYER Our commerci al-grade FLATWRAP ® UV building wrap lives to make cladding pop while providing premium protection from moisture. Visit for the full story. FOR MORE INFO CIRCLE 11

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