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Yoga Studio

Currently In Development: Yoga Studio and Writer's Retreat On the boards is this indoor/outdoor yoga studio on the first floor with a writer's retreat above. Sited in rural Virginia, it would be a model for what can be achieved for so little. Earthen walls with wooden...
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Canoe Halau 2003

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Interview of Jessë Valentine Portz, by Riley Shiraishi

Email Interview of Jessë Valentine Portz, Architect by Riley Shiraishi Monday, October 17, 2011 RS: 1. How long have you been working in your trade? JVP: I studied architecture for 6 years before graduating. I have been working in architecture for about 20 years....
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Kailua Beach House 2007

Beach House Design Project consisted of two separate four bedroom houses on an approximately 8500 square foot lot fronting the beach in Kailua. The owner desired the main house on the beach end to be one large open space for kitchen, dining and living areas with a...
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Sustainable Construction: Building Today for the Needs Of Tomorrow

The Big Picture of Sustainable Construction for Hawaii Sustainability and green design are buzzwords that have taken over the design and construction industry. Hawaii is a state that cares deeply about sustainability; after all, we live on a small chain of islands...
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Jessë Valentine Portz: Architect

Jessë Valentine Portz is the founder and principal architect of Spacecraft.net. Spacecraft LLC's most notable built work can be seen in Hāʻula on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. Jessë Valentine was the sole architect of record and designer of a comfortable contemporary...
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North Shore Home 2008-2009

The client's program was for a 2500 square foot four bedroom three bath two-story home to replace the previous house destroyed by fire. The client wanted to maximize garden space and potential for mountain and ocean views. The second floor great room offers both ocean...
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Movement Monument Competition Entry

Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Movement Monument Competition Entry Washington D.C. produced in collaboration Anthony Allen: master planner Jesse Valentine Portz: architect The planning of this memorial is designed around the visitor's procession through the...
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What is a Spacecraft?

What is a Spacecraft? In Spacecrafting, we seek to design habitations that go beyond the typical requirements people associate with buildings. To properly design spacecraft, we design a dwelling or space habitation that is a complete system. Rather than create a...
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Studio Space for Artist and Poet

This was a school architectural design project in the second year architecture design studio to create a working studio for two clients, an artist and a poet. The site was urban San Francisco infill with street frontage on the two short sides. The clients were a...
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Yoga Studio

Currently In Development: Yoga Studio and Writer's Retreat On the boards is this indoor/outdoor yoga studio on the first floor with a writer's retreat above. Sited in rural Virginia, it would be a model for what can be achieved for so little. Earthen walls with wooden...

Canoe Halau 2003

See the full post! Project worked on while employed at AKTA,...

Interview of Jessë Valentine Portz, by Riley Shiraishi

Email Interview of Jessë Valentine Portz, Architect by Riley Shiraishi Monday, October 17, 2011 RS: 1. How long have you been working in your trade? JVP: I studied architecture for 6 years before graduating. I have been working in architecture for about 20 years....

Kailua Beach House 2007

Beach House Design Project consisted of two separate four bedroom houses on an approximately 8500 square foot lot fronting the beach in Kailua. The owner desired the main house on the beach end to be one large open space for kitchen, dining and living areas with a...

Sustainable Construction: Building Today for the Needs Of Tomorrow

The Big Picture of Sustainable Construction for Hawaii Sustainability and green design are buzzwords that have taken over the design and construction industry. Hawaii is a state that cares deeply about sustainability; after all, we live on a small chain of islands...

Jessë Valentine Portz: Architect

Jessë Valentine Portz is the founder and principal architect of Spacecraft.net. Spacecraft LLC's most notable built work can be seen in Hāʻula on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. Jessë Valentine was the sole architect of record and designer of a comfortable contemporary...

North Shore Home 2008-2009

The client's program was for a 2500 square foot four bedroom three bath two-story home to replace the previous house destroyed by fire. The client wanted to maximize garden space and potential for mountain and ocean views. The second floor great room offers both ocean...

What is a Spacecraft?

What is a Spacecraft? In Spacecrafting, we seek to design habitations that go beyond the typical requirements people associate with buildings. To properly design spacecraft, we design a dwelling or space habitation that is a complete system. Rather than create a...

Studio Space for Artist and Poet

This was a school architectural design project in the second year architecture design studio to create a working studio for two clients, an artist and a poet. The site was urban San Francisco infill with street frontage on the two short sides. The clients were a...