Arciform Portland Remodeling Design Build

IMAGE GALLERIES: Residential Gallery: Whole House: 1978 Home

ABOUT THE HOUSE

o Phased whole house remodel of 1970s Eclectic

Ranch in SW Portland

o Extensive use of residential and industrial

salvage materials throughout

home

o Salvage sources: Hippo Hardware, ReBuilding

Center, deconstructed paper mill, client’s own

collection.

EXTERIOR

o Design details:

• Curved copper gutters

• Steel garland

• Steel column porch support designed as a

“banana tree” with salvaged counterweight

“bananas”

• New exterior siding with whimsical details

• Recycled rubber tire roof designed to look

like slate

• Abacus-inspired front door

• Operable side ventilation

• Collectibles hung from rods in small windows

MAIN FLOOR

LIVING ROOM

o Design details:

• Cherry paneling

• Tile wall behind TV

• Salvaged pickle barrel & ship-lap wood flooring

o Removed wood-burning fireplace

o Added built-in media storage drawers

DINING ROOM

o Replaced gold-sponged mirrored ceiling with

steel sheathing framed with cherry

o Replaced structural dining room wall with steel

I-beam

KITCHEN

o Design details:

• Custom cherry & walnut cabinets

• Cast iron door knobs & pulls

• Skim-coated Venetian plaster counters

• Window rack for glassware

BATHROOM

o Design details:

• Cobalt blue stone counters

• Glass mosaic wall tile

• Tinted plaster walls and ceiling

• Round custom shower basin

• Buffet as vanity cabinet

• Antique light fixtures

• Screen door mounted on barn glides

o Radiant heat added to flooring and walls

o Towel warmer made from salvaged wrought

iron railing leaning against heated wall

MAIN STAIRS

o Design details

• Salvaged tile mosaic on risers

• Marbles from Anne’s childhood collection

• Pickle barrel wood treads

• Continuous cherry handrail

• Punched tin ceiling tiles

• Steel balustrade sourced from junkyards

SECOND FLOOR ADDITION

• S-curved cantilevered addition changing from

balcony to interior space

BATHROOM

o Design details:

• Marble floors with glass accents

• Custom marble slab trough sink

• Venetian plaster walls

• Chainmail curtains

• Antique & cast light fixtures from Eleek

• Modern classic pedestal tub and toilet

• Wall of custom cabinets

MASTER SUITE

o Design details:

• Recycled leather tile floors

• Woven cherry railing overlooking living room

• Cherry built-in shelving

• Plumbing pipes for hanging clothes and artwork

• Custom-built round platform bed with lazy susan

for shoes & storage

• Herringbone-patterned ceiling that continues

into living room

• Materials: Bamboo plywood, Kirei board,

exposed fasteners

BACK YARD

STORAGE CONTAINER GUEST HOUSE

o Design details:

• Custom wind-fallen wood paneling

• Perforated metal panels mounted on barn glides

• Stone sink with tree stump base

• Copper pipe faucet

• Feeding trough as shower basin

• Rotating shelf system to separate areas

• Hinged artwork becomes a standing desk

o Built-out in shop, then craned into client’s yard

o Added porch with shed-style roof

DECK

o Design details:

• Welded scrap metal railings incorporating

client’s personal salvage collection

• Baking tins, saw blades, boat steering wheels,

gurneys, antique lighting, old lockers…

• Metal grating on paths

• Counters created from industrial salvage

• Slide

o Foundation for future tower project

o Multiple terraced deck levels

o Connects house, garage and container

guest house

o Materials sourced from disassembled Oregon

paper mill

o Amphitheater

o Sauna structure