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Not Precious

Portland, OR

type: custom home

status: built

Conceived more similar to a loft type space rather than a traditional single family home, the homeowner was seeking to challenge a normal arrangement of rooms in favor of spaces that are dynamic in all 3 dimensions, interact with the yard, and capture the movement of light and air.

As an artist that explores the beauty of natural objects and scenes, she tasked us with creating a building that was not precious - one that explores the essence of its raw building materials and is not afraid of expressing them as finished.


We designed opportunities for kinetic fixtures, many built by the homeowner, to allow flexibility and movement.

The result is a building that compliments the casual artistic lifestyle of the occupant as part home, part work space, part gallery.   The spaces are interactive, contemplative, and fun.


Design: Matthew O. Daby - M.O.Daby Design

Construction: Cellar Ridge Construction

Structural engineer: Willamette Building Solutions

Photography:  KLIK Concepts



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