by Casper Johansson in Architecture on Saturday 21 March 2009

This residential property in Portland took seven years to complete and was focused on realizing the passion of its owner, a music lover, who ‘wanted a house that not only became a part of the natural landscape but, also addressed the flow of music’. Says Robert Harvey Oshatz, the architect behind the project: ‘This house evades the mechanics of the camera, which makes it difficult to grasp the spaces as they flow inside and out. One has to actually stroll through the house to capture its complexities and its connection to the exterior, with the use of a natural wood ceiling floating on curving laminated wood beams which pass through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room’.