Here are two architecturally involved exhibitions that have flown below the
Carolina Aragon's "A
Portland Cloud" at the Portland Building's gallery space
may not be
very original because it reminds me a lot of Cornelia
. Then again, I love Cornelia Parker and this atmospheric piece certainly
holds my attention. Aragon is a Harvard educated landscape architect for Walker
Macy. Show ends tomorrow February 9th, see it if you can during the building's
very limited hours till 6:00 PM
The Portland chapter
of The American Institute of Architects
has a show on the construction of
is well worth a look at 315 SW 4th (extended through March).
Let's just say it is fascinating, here are some high points:
25 different versions of the tram's striking mid tower, including a wooden
structure that resembles a teepee style campfire design. Thankfully these designs
go through many iterations.
Models with a second tram down to Barbur blvd.
Multiple versions of lower tram station, including one that resembles a simple
park shelter or a glorified camping tarp.
The sad but cost saving document that stripped the upper tram tower of its
energy conscious photovolaic solar energy cladding. I do like the stainless
steel mesh cladding though.
All in all its a fun romp through the very dated (80's ,80's ,80's!) interior
of the current AIA space and Im really curious bout their new home in the Pearl
District where the old Sk Josephsberg gallery and frame shop used to be.
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