Portland architecture firm LEVER designed this tasting room as part of the L’Angolo Estate winery to reflect the building’s surroundings. The initial brief has been to create a space that tied in to the vineyard’s ethos of creating an honest and unembellished tribute to Oregon’s landscape. To do this, LEVER took inspiration from native Oregon oak trees to create a structure dominated by two interlocking cantilevered roofs.
Other features of the building include a public space that opens up to the vineyard and valley that surround three sides of the building using a wood glazing system. The tasting room can be further opened up using two large sliding doors that also act as a simple cooling system during the summer months. For its interior, LEVER has given the building an understated aesthetic including brushed concrete, exposed wood and a statement fire place.
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