Origami is an urban residential community of twelve for-sale homes in the Piedmont neighborhood of north Portland. Earth Advantage Platinum certified. Designed by Waechter Architecture and Lango Hansen and built by Yorke & Curtis. Architect Ben Waechter of Waechter Architecture organized the homes to look uniform; they’re all navy blue and their steeply pitched roofs provide for vaulted ceilings.

Featured in The Oregonian

“Origami is not just a fitting name for this project. In a sense, all of Waechter Architecture’s work reminds me of origami art, in that it achieves beauty through a few simple moves,” says journalist and Portland Architecture blogger Brian Libby. “I like how these townhomes seem halfway between individual units and part of a larger whole.” Read more here.

Waechter Architecture


Waechter Architecture is a full-service architecture firm located in Portland, Oregon. “With experience in residential, commercial, hospitality, and institutional projects, we bring a depth of understanding to each building.”

Strong believers in architecture’s abilities to heighten and inform the experience of a neighborhood or landscape, Waechter Architecture is known for thoughtfully thinking through constraints of budget, context, form, and function.

Visit Waechter Architecture here.

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If the Origami residential community has caught your eye, I’d be honored to facilitate your buyer’s experience. Give me a call today to schedule a tour!

Marisa Swenson – Specializing in Modern Home Sales




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