January 29, 2023

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An SF Couple Erect a Hashtag-Shaped Home in the High Desert

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Project Details:

Location: Bend, Oregon

Architect: Mork-Ulnes Architects

Footprint: 3,340 square feet

Year: 2021

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.”