Jul 17, 2015
Today we will show you an inspiring house in Northern California, a project by William McDonough + Partners. The project is all about renewable energy and clean water, besides providing organic farming and restorative ecology. The house is super environmental friendly and it looks amazing. The materials, color palette and details are great. Wide spaces and different types of wood give the place a beautiful and cozy look. Take a look.
Make sure to check out William McDonough + Partners website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :)
Description from the architects: The site design of this small organic farm and residence transitions from a cultivated landscape of orchards, gardens, and farming towards a restored native ecology of meadow grasses and coastal live oaks. The interwoven site and architectural design celebrate the native Northern California landscape and a deep connection to place. The main house is a series of pavilions with rolling zinc roofs that echo waves and wind patterns coming off the ocean, just visible from the property. Striated color patterns in rammed earth walls extrapolate the gentle curve of existing site topography. The farm is a net energy exporter and includes comprehensive rainwater and graywater harvesting. The project is LEED Platinum certified and is a pilot project in the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™).
We found this house at Contemporist.
Photos by Emily Hagopian.