Reassembled Pietro Belluschi Home Finds Second Life in Portland

May 12, 2015 975

by Patrick Sisson

A recently reopened residential project by famous Italian-American architect Pietro Belluschi provides a lesson in the value of simple, straightforward design. Literally reassembled piece by piece after years in a storage locker, the Griffith House, a single-family home designed for newlyweds, has been rebuilt at a new site in Lake Oswego, the Portland suburb where it was originally constructed in 1951.

Now known as the Belluschi Pavilion, the 951-square-foot structure will be used by nearby Marylhurst University as a "living classroom" and arts space. The story of how this "minimum house" came to be rediscovered and rebuilt is a bit of a family affair.

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