Burns Building

Portland, Oregon

As part of a newly evolving neighborhood, this courtyard offers residents a respite from the bustling city within a garden oasis punctuated literally and figuratively by falling water. A simple water runnel fills the space with the sounds of cascading water while the art wall alludes to the forms of the water. Linear lights extend the visual experience of the element even as the daylight fades. The dynamic forms of the louvered fence open and close views into the courtyard as you pass along the sidewalk.

Urban Development + Partners, GBD Architects