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Location: Bend, Oregon
Architect: Mork-Ulnes Architects
Footprint: 3,340 square feet
Photographer: Jeremy Bittermann
From the Architect: “Octothorpe House was designed by Mork Ulnes Architects for a couple of technologically progressive clients who decided to move away from San Francisco to embark on a more outdoor-centric life in Oregon’s high desert. The architects employed cross-laminated timber (CLT), an environmentally sustainable and technologically advanced building method that’s quite new to the U.S. Mork Ulnes capitalized on its experience in designing both mountain retreats and more permanent dwellings to develop the design for Octothorpe House. The outcome is a hybrid between a cabin and a house, possibly a new residential typology in an era when the relationship between humans and their environment is being evaluated and redefined.”