- Architecture ServedProject Featured On:Architecture Served — 4/6/12
- The Flats
Urban Housing in Portland, Oregon
- The flats is an urban housing tower to be located next to the most prominent figure in Portland’s skyline, Pietro Belluschi and SOM’s US Bancorp Tower aka. Big Pink. During the day it defers importance to Big Pink, but at night when the office tower has emptied and residents return home The Flats comes to life. Each unit is equipped with an occupancy sensor that activates an LED panel on the façade below giving the tower a dynamic and active presence in the night
- Program: Beyond the 200 residential units of the tower and the 12 retail spaces at street level the building contains a restaurant, a public plaza to the South and a photography museum. The photography museum occupies the entire second floor and half of the first, it can seen as a glowing box floating above the sidewalk of downtown Portland’s busiest street.