Site size: 60,711 square feet
Project size: 5,431 square feet
Program: A family house is integrated into the mountain landscape to offer optimal privacy and tranquility.
Location: The base of the Northstar California Resort near Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Solution: The house is conceived in plan as three elongated bars. The largest encompasses the living, dining and kitchen areas, as well as sleeping quarters. A narrow bar of space for services separates the main portion of the house from the third bar'a garage on the northwest side. An insulated concrete wall divides these spaces longitudinally and situates the house within the mountainous terrain.
Construction and materials: A low maintenance steel rain screen and glazing enclose the concrete walls. For further shading and privacy, horizontal steel louvers cover the glazing facing west. For energy efficiency, the south-facing house as natural ventilation, radiantly heated concrete floors, solar-assisted domestic hot water and 100% LED lighting.
2115 Fourth Street #A
Berkeley, CA 94710
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