With panoramic views up and down the Columbia River, the glassy Elements residence makes tranquility a spectator sport.
— Gray Magazine

 
 

LOCATION
Mosier, OR

STATUS
Completed 2012

SQUARE FOOTAGE
1,831 SF

CONSTRUCTION TYPE
XXXXX

SPECIAL FEATURES
XXXXX

DESIGN TEAM
XXXX

CATEGORIES
Single-family Residential

PUBLICATION
Dwell
“Elements by William Kaven”

Arch Daily
“Elements Residence / William Kaven Architecture”

GRAY Magazine
“Gorge-ous”

 

Elements is situated on a complex site in Mosier, Oregon, with panoramic views of both the Columbia River Gorge and Coyote Syncline. The home features an expansive open living space, separated from the harsh elements by only a facade of continuous glass. A dramatic terrace cantilevers extensively toward the river west, providing covered exterior living. The lower plinth of the structure, from which numerous rectangular forms cantilever above, houses the primary sleeping quarters. This area then steps down to grade, completing a connection to the surrounding high-desert landscape.

 
 
 
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From any point in the house you’re standing in, there’s floor-to-ceiling glass. You can literally just sit in your lounge chair and watch the weather change. That’s your afternoon entertainment.
— Trevor William Lewis, Architect
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