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The 2014 GR AY Award goes to ... The 2014 GRAY Award, announced during the IIDA Oregon Design Excellence Awards on October 23, went to more than just a pool with a view. Stepped back within the dense evergreens of Portland’s West Hills, this remodel by Fieldwork Design & Architecture transformed an unfinished basement into a wine cellar and changing room and updated an existing indoor swimming pool to better connect with both the outdoors and the home’s original midcentury modern character. The clients were looking for a tranquil spalike space that could be enjoyed by their family for years to come. With this in mind, the Fieldwork team opted for timeless and durable materials. Locally sourced western red cedar lines the ceilings, walls, and columns. Slate tile and a four-panel sliding door system from Fleetwood further diminish the barrier between indoors and out. In the wine cellar, powdercoated steel rods accommodate around 900 bottles. GRAY editors appreciated the level of craft apparent throughout the project, the result of close collaboration and full-scale prototyping by Fieldwork, a truly multidisciplinary design studio with its own fabrication shop. GRAY congratulates the firm on a successful project, a quality space from the largest to the smallest of details. »

above: A renovation of an existing pool room in a Portland home creates an easy transition from indoors to outdoors. Below: A wine cellar outfitted with customdesigned wine racks makes the most out of the previously unfinished basement.

Brian Walker Lee, courtesy Fieldwork Design & Architecture

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The DESIGN MAGAZINE for the Pacific Northwest. GRAY spotlights the most innovative and inspiring design from interiors and architecture to f...

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