Building Feature: the Portland Building

While the Portland Building in downtown Portland, Oregon, has received its fair share of critiques, it is a poster child for the American Post-Modern style and helped define Post-Modern Classicism. It pulls classical details back into architecture unapologetic, though stylized ornamentation. Look no further than the giant ribbons that festoon the building’s upper floors! While… Read More Building Feature: the Portland Building

The Surprising Place for the Best Architecture Photos

Do you ever look at a photo and wonder, where exactly was the photographer standing to get that shot? I love taking pictures of buildings and sometimes explore for good angles (I climbed on top of a wall to snap this one, and I took these pictures from an L platform). But, if you’re a photographer as well, you’ll know… Read More The Surprising Place for the Best Architecture Photos

Beyond IKEA: A Look At Scandinavian Design via Alvar Aalto’s Oregon Library

We are all fairly familiar with modern Scandinavian design aesthetics, thanks to the popular furniture store, IKEA. Scandinavian design combines beauty, function, and affordability. You don’t even have to look past my little dining table: the beauty is in the the design and the clean, light color of the wood; the function is in the leaves that… Read More Beyond IKEA: A Look At Scandinavian Design via Alvar Aalto’s Oregon Library