- Sustainable Architecture
- Hupomone Ranch by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop architects designed Hupomone Ranch in the Chileno Valley, Sonoma County, California. A building that allows the owners - a young family with three children committed to sustainable farming - to make the most of the beauty of the site and live in harmony with the environment.
Indeed, the architects have designed a home that fits in perfectly to the setting, drawing on the natural lie of the land. Nature becomes an essential part of the building: the living zone faces south and the sliding windows in the kitchen open directly onto the garden. The landscape - designed by Lutsko Associates includes several outdoor living areas with native plants - is framed by all the windows in the different rooms.
The interiors also follow the philosophy of constant dialogue between indoors and outdoors, setting up a kind of spatial continuity between Hupomone Ranch and its land.
Special energy saving features include passive heating and cooling with thermal mass and insulation along with solar and photovoltaic panels, paving the way for LEED Platinum certification exceeding the energy saving features by 95%!
Hupomone Ranch by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop also won the 2016 AIA San Francisco Design Awards Merit Award. An important award for a building that has made the landscape and respect for nature an integral part of the actual project and that puts itself forward as a virtuous example of bringing together environmental awareness and functional requirements.
Architectonic project: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Landscape design: Lutsko Associates
Interior design: Erin Martin
Location: Petaluma, California, USA
Photo credits: © David Wakely
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