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Sonoma Residence

Architect / Firm: Butler Armsden Architects

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Architect/Firm

Butler Armsden Architects

1420 Sutter Street
San Francisco California 94109

Contact Person

Glenda Flaim
flaim@butlerarmsden.com
(415) 674-5554

Architectural Firm

Butler Armsden Architects

Builder

Thompson Suskind
brad@thompsonsuskind.com / 415-673-1100

Project Location: 1000 Nuns Canyon Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Owner: Undisclosed
Completion Date: 01/16/2015

No tree uprooted for a building and no stone taken from the mountain is restored to us. […] It is our duty to attempt - to continue - the construction of Beauty.” 

- Alvaro Siza 

The design is rooted in the dynamic interplay between nature and the built environment. A podium takes the place of a natural terrace, housing the project while simultaneously offering it into the surrounding hill.

A modest facade makes use of the foliage and the natural slope to hide the open courtyard. Straight lined geometry and overlaid diagonals carve a dintinctively human space within the enveloping trees. Spare white walls of the rooms and untreated weather wood siding break down barriers between interior and exterior.

The courtyard spills into the woods allowing the mind and the body to experience the progression from architecture to nature and from nature to architecture.

YI YANG, S.E.
SUMMIT ENGINEERING, INC.
463 AVIATION BLVD. STE 200
SANTA ROSA, CA 95403
707.527.0775
http://www.summit-sr.com
YI@summit-sr.com
Richard Apgar - Designer
Marcial Mora - Designer

Steve Mann - LEED Consultant - Home Energy Services
steve@green-mann.com
805.503.9553

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