This project site offers a prized vantage point onto three locally celebrated landscapes: “Eagle Rock,” a striking mountain ridge and a valley of vineyards below. Each oriented toward one of the landscapes beyond, the plan’s three prongs extend precisely in between the existing trees to carefully preserve each oak tree. The house was also constructed on steel stilts to avoid severing tree roots. To cut costs and minimize waste, the building was designed according to standard–sized, off–the–shelf sheet materials. This strategy was essential to completing the building within a tiny budget (under $170 per square foot).
Grygoriy Ladigin, Casper Mork-Ulnes, Andreas Tingulstad
Bruce Damonte Photography
2013 AIACC Residential Design Awards: Honor Award, 2014 AIASF Design Awards: Honor Award, 2014 California Home and Design Award
Wallpaper* Magazine, Architectural Record Magazine,
Hide and Seek, published by Gestalten