Saturday, June 6, 2009

AIA/SWO Intern Tour: Eagle Rock Retreat

The AIA-Southwestern Oregon Chapter regularly organizes tours of projects under construction for the benefit of intern architects. The intent is to allow interns (who may not otherwise regularly visit construction sites) to see firsthand a project in progress. This month, the AIA-SWO intern tour features 2fORM Architecture's Eagle Rock Retreat. Here are the details:

What: Eagle Rock Retreat

When: Thursday, June 18th at 4:30 PM

Where: Near Eagle Rock Lodge in Vida. Meet at 2fORM to carpool.


Please meet at 2fORM Architecture at 4:30 to carpool to the site. 2fORM's office is located at 121 Lawrence Street in Eugene.

Project Description:
The Eagle Rock Retreat is a vacation home located along the north bank of the McKenzie River with a breathtaking view of Eagle Rock. The new design features three "pods" with living spaces and a fourth building for the garage. The three pods are oriented toward the south in order to capture the view to the river and Eagle Rock and to maximize daylight exposure on the heavily-wooded site. The living spaces open onto large exterior decks that are perfect for relaxation and also serve as the primary means of circulation from one pod to the next.

Eagle Rock Retreat was designed with many sustainable features. A cistern harvests rainwater that is used to flush toilets. All the spaces have radiant floor heat, and there is no HVAC cooling system. The old house on the property was in poor condition and needed to be removed. However, the roof beams from that structure are re-used in the new home.

Please RSVP by noon Monday, June 15 to Mariko Blessing at or 342-5777.

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