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Richard L. Harris Building

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Identification

Richard L. Harris Building
Danmoore Replacement Housing
8NW8
174194

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
concrete
light gray orange
postmodernism

Usages

rental apartments

Facts

  • Since much of the structural support comes from its walls, the building features only seven support columns.
  • The building was redesigned three tiimes before it was approved by the Portland Design Commission and Portland Development Commission.
  • The building features: a heat recovery system, CO2 sensors, low-flow shower heads and faucets, high-efficiency appliances, occupancy sensors, and compact fluorescent lights.
  • In 2007, the building won the 2006 I. Donald Terner award.
  • The mission of 8NW8 building is to provide safe, clean and affordable housing for individuals with special needs.
  • The design reinterprets traditional Portland block forms in a fresh and unconventional manner.
  • Base, middle and top of the building are a play of transparent, solid, curvilinear and rhythmic forms harmoniously composed.
  • The building features corner common rooms and balconies over looking the park at each floor level. The two-story base is wrapped in a curvilinear glass wall facade set behind concrete pilotis at the sidewalk edge.
  • The mechanical systems include naturally ventilated rooms with continuous bathroom exhaust and air-conditioned corridors and common rooms.
  • 8NW8 structure replaced the Danmoore Hotel.

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Location

8 NW 8th Avenue
799 W Burnside Street
8 NW 8th Avenue
97209
Pearl
Northwest
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

151.53 ft
12
2003
2005
$14,500,000

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