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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Gragg Apartments in Portland, Oregon by Potestio Studios

 
March 10th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Potestio Studios

The Gragg building is a three-unit infill building set on a 2500 square foot former parking lot in an evolving, mixed-use Portland neighborhood.

SW view, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

SW view, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

  • Architects: Potestio Studios
  • Project: Gragg Apartments
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup
  • TEAM: Richard Potestio
  • YEAR COMPLETED: 2013
  • SIZE: 4000 SF
  • TYPE: Multi-Family Residential – 3 units
  • CLIENT: Randy Gragg

Dining Room, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

Dining Room, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

The building consists of two rental units of two stories each, with a penthouse on the third floor.

The rental units have an open loft overlooking a double height space. They are designed for flexibility in use, being suited for office, residential and fabrication functions.

NW View, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

NW View, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

An open-air staircase leading to the penthouse separates the two units. The penthouse has a generous covered terrace that extends the living space.

SW View, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

SW View, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

The building responds to its context of concrete industrial buildings and wood houses with a simple form rendered in painted concrete block and alternating panels of reclaimed wood and aluminum framed windows.

Living Room, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

Living Room, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

The overall composition emphasizes symmetry and proportion while the fenestration continues the rhythm of the neighboring buildings.

Living Room, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

Living Room, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

S View, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

S View, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

NW View, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

NW View, Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

Image Courtesy © Potestio Studios

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