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The issue with composites and metal is that they look like composites and metal trying hard to look like wood. Why can't someone embrace a material for what it really is? As for all the hipsters who now call Portland home and like to think they understand the nature of NW building, drive 50 miles to the West or East. View all the 100+ year old barns. What are they all built with? Yep. Wood. Not materials unsustainably imported from lord knows where.
Take cues from the resources around you.
If anything, this structure seems to do a poor job of protecting itself from moisture damage with nonexisting overhangs.
Understand the architect sought out Dr Timothy O'Leary for inspiration.
If you find it offensive, not to worry.
As it was built atop a major fault line it's only a matter of time before they all come down. pun intended.