MODERNISM TOUR IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

I recently had the opportunity to tour homes built the the late sixties and designed by architect Robert Rummer in the Oak Hills area around Portland.  Having been a part of the Modernism Week activities in Palm Springs it was fun to be touring with umbrellas instead of sunglasses!

 

I was really interested to see how the open spaces and integration of outside to inside worked in a world with a very different climate.  Where in the desert there is lots of sunlight and white and bright colors I found the wood interiors of the homes in Oregon to add a warmth that I don't always feel in the homes in Palm Springs. 

Also, the designs all included an atrium or indoor/outdoor area at the entry way.  

 Altogether a fun and refreshing change from tours in the southwest!

Altogether a fun and refreshing change from tours in the southwest!