The Lumber Room

Portland, Oregon

The Lumber Room rooftop terrace is a study of space, texture and borrowed landscapes. Used as an artist’s retreat, three framed and layered views are created in two outdoor terraces. The timber view, a large cedar plank frame with shortened weathered steel backing, frames views of a collage of historic and modern buildings in the distance. The atrium courtyard view is framed by a steel rod and vertical cable backdrop structure that supports a flowering vine providing summer foliage and a graceful winter structure.