The Harbor Hills, Brookings Oregon

PDF of a presentation on the Harbor Hills plan

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Hillside Building: How we think it should be done.

North Harbor Hills. Road Path & Way Standards

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Harbor Hills page on OregonCoast.net

Maybeck and Brookings

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The Harbor Hills include a square mile of hill and hilltop land that has been designated for human habitation.

Here are the developing plans.

The Hills area is a high-altitude satellite of Brookings, Oregon-- which is on the coast, just over the
border from California.

It has extraordinary weather (not only the best between San Francisco and Portland, but better than
in either of those places) and many other things for active (or inactive) people .

These plans are being developed with attention to two models: Italian hill towns and the work and
thoughts of the extraordinary turn-of-the-century Bay-Area architect, Bernard Maybeck--
and others of that time who felt that since people were to build in the magnificent American west they
should do so in a way that both celebrated the landscape and was worthy of it. They also
believed that Americans were being given a chance to build a better, more egalitarian, more free
and more fun society in which creativity in the arts and elsewhere could blossom. It is a model
taken from the past, but is uniquely western and is different from that of the- perhaps judgemental-
small town being used everywhere, lately.

That ethic was seemingly dissipated during the long interruption in building that resulted
from the depression and World War II. However, the Harbor Hills site is so magnificent
that it justifies revisiting it.

Research in Europe, -- Douglas Duany, Bill Buchanan

For more on Bernard Maybeck:
Maybeck and Brookings

Curry Pilot Story "It does take a village" from interview with Bill Buchanan

Coverage in Architecture Week

Coverage in Better Cities


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