International Style Architecture, or Bauhaus

International Style Architecture, or Bauhaus

International Style. Bauhaus. “The Architecture of the Machine Age”. The birthplace of midcentury modernism. An architectural style born of the social, political and philosophical trappings of and age, and rapidly transformed the face of civilization and it’s cities,...
Architect Feature: Frank Shell

Architect Feature: Frank Shell

Frank Shell was a pioneer of modern commercial design. He operated in Oregon between 1950 and 1980 and was known for his cutting-edge style, which now defines the iconic midcentury modern look. He specialized in schools and churches, but also designed many homes,...
Northwest Regional Modernism

Northwest Regional Modernism

Northwest Regional Modernism. An all-encompassing term for the artists, architects, designs, and homes that excite us here at Modern Homes Portland. A style as beautiful as the region in which it was born, Northwest Modernism is an interpretation of what it means to...
Events: 2019 Portland Modern Home Tour

Events: 2019 Portland Modern Home Tour

Date: June 1st, 2018 Time: 11am When one tour ends, another begins! The Modern Homes Tour never ceases to please. From stunning Accessory Dwelling Units to stylishly renovated Rummers, this years’ tour features eight of Portland’s most unique modern homes. Explore...
Oregonian Feature: The Rummer Legacy

Oregonian Feature: The Rummer Legacy

“Traditionalists turned up their noses and scratched their heads when they saw Robert Rummer’s wide-open, glass-walled modern homes in the 1960s.” Today nothing could be farther from the truth. If you’ve been following modernhomesportland.com, either here or...

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