Sabin Green ADU
Portland, Oregon | 2007
The Sabin Green ADU was built as part of a collection of four buildings comprising a co-housing model, designed to create a communal outdoor gathering place with a community teahouse made of natural materials. This 650 square foot ADU features an internal configuration that is open and sculptural, uniting upper and lower levels with double height gathering places. The central spiral staircase provides functional storage cubbies while creating definition between the living spaces. Green features at Sabin Green include radiant floor heat, on-site stormwater management, solar hot water heating, photovoltaic for electricity, straw clay walls and cob plaster, recycled structural and finish wood and windows, as well as many other sustainable materials.