Ash+Ash draws heavily on the tenets of modernism with expansive glass walls, an open floor plan, and strong horizontal lines. The building is composed of white stucco planes, glass and cedar infill panels, and floats above a dark brick base. Deep cedar soffits at the porches extend inside above the glass forming rich spaces. The design takes advantage of sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains, opening to the east, north and west around a central pool terrace. The residence achieves a great deal of openness, yet strategic siting, well placed walls and pocket doors provide privacy and adaptability. Ash+Ash is a single family residence designed to inspire others through uncompromised contemporary architecture seamlessly integrated with high performance sustainable design. The owners wished to create a serene place to live in the City, engage the landscape, and provide a range of outdoor porches and terraces that can be used at different times of day and respond to Portland's dynamic weather. Ash+Ash is a visually striking building that has become a landmark in the community and an ambassador for high performance contemporary architecture. Certified LEED for Homes Platinum and won AIA Portland Chapter 2030 Challenge award.