Umbrella House is a vision of contemporary architecture that is uniquely responsive to the climate of the Paciﬁc Northwest, exploring the challenges and opportunities that arise when we build here, namely:
It's gray outside.
It's wet outside.
It's nice outside.
Umbrella House is a search for the essence of what it means to build well here. That simple idea forms the foundation for all of our design decisions, from the pragmatic to the poetic. From the layout of the building on the site, to selections of building systems and envelope technology, our work is a continual exploration of conﬁguration, material, and technology that creates buildings uniquely suited to their place and time.Read More