Yoga studio on the first floor with a writer’s retreat above. Planned using the Golden Ratio to imbue the occupants with peace and tranquility.
Beach House Design Project consisted of two separate four bedroom houses on an approximately 8500 square foot lot fronting the beach in Kailua on Oahu. The owner desired the main house on the beach end to be one large open space for kitchen, dining and living areas with a continuos view of adjoining areas and [...]
Portrait of Ariel Oliver 2013 12″x16″ oil on canvas by Jessë Valentine Portz American, born 1973
Her old home on Molokai was falling down, and a new one awaited nearby. These drawings I made for her to help her remember the house her departed husband had built her so many years ago. Signed prints are available for purchase.
Ala Moana Canoe Halau, Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America This boat house was the first project I worked on in Hawaii when I landed on Oahu, but not the first one to be built. I was the project architect while working at AKTA, Ltd. for this canoe halau in Ala Moana Beach Park. It was [...]
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. RS: 2. What do you enjoy about your job? JVP: I enjoy taking many requirements [...]
Jessë Valentine Portz is the founder and principal architect of Spacecraft LLC, an architecture, design and master planning consultancy. 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 tropical home with fabulous views, [...]
What is a Spacecraft? More accurately, how do we spacecraft? In spacecrafting, we seek to design habitations that go beyond the typical requirements people associate with buildings. In seeking to design spacecraft, we design a dwelling or space habitation, that is a complete system. Rather than create a building that occupies land, we create a [...]
The client’s program was for a 2500 square foot four bedroom three bath two-storey home to replace the previous house destroyed by fire. Client wanted to maximize garden space and potential for mountain and ocean views. Second floor Great Room offers both ocean and mountain views. Owner’s office faces the south Ko`olau loa mountains. A [...]
Professional Architectural Rendering by Jessë Valentine Portz Bldg. 2 of 4, South of Market, S.F. CA, Office Building at First & Howard Streets Details of Bldg. 2 of 4, South of Market, S.F. CA, Office Building at First & Howard Streets Aerial Photomontage, SOMA, S.F. CA, Office Building at First & Howard Streets Storefront and [...]
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 monument, which represents the history of people of African ancestry in America. Entering from the parking lot, visitors [...]
Independent research final project: Brief overview: Site: Albuquerque, New Mexico Using a consistent program of a single family house similar to a typical housing development, what is the impact of climate on architecture if the structure: — minimizes its energy use — uses appropriate architectural vernacular to meet climatic shelter needs instead of artificial heating [...]
Project to make a Bas-relief model of Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Monestaryassigned in third year design studio while at CCAC Copyright ©1994 Jessë Valentine Portz
“10 Bulls” by Kakuan mini book is a piece produced in 1993 and only just converted to .pdf for the world to share. Download the free eBook here! 10 Bulls is my illustration of an old Buddhist story.
This was a school project in the second year architecture design studio to create a working studio for two clients. The site was urban San Francisco infill with street frontage on the two short sides. The clients were a poet and ceramicist. The female ceramicist did delicately colored pieces and required more space for equipment [...]