Thursday, January 21, 2010


Located in a nature preserve in the Santa Lucia Mountains, this home’s site of oak forests and steep meadows strongly constrained and inspired our design.
In order to reduce the impact of the house, we sank them into the ground and planted the overhanging roofs with tall native grasses. The house itself is divided into a series of “pavilions” to lessen its overall mass.
After passing through an entry grove, visitors can see distant views in-between and over the various building elements. As they are drawn into the widening view, they are led down from the tree-lined ridge to a large terrace that serves as an outdoor living room for the house.
Photos by Paul Dyer:
Many thanks to Camille and Jonathan at feldman ARCHITECTURE, Inc for the text and images!


Blogger jonathan said...

absolutely stunning. shows how modernism can complement nature so well! thanks for the inspiration!

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wish this was available in Kansas

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

Really well done. I love how it hugs the ground and conceals itself within the landscape. Another good example of how modernism respects the context. Nice find.

11:48 PM  

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