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MFLA Landscape Design Studio and the most sustainable winery in the USA

14-10-2021

MFLA Landscape Design Studio and the most sustainable winery in the USA

The designers from the Munden Fry Landscape Associates - MFLA studio have created, in collaboration with Piechota Architecture, the only "zero net water and energy" winery in the USA with the Alexander Valley Silver Oak Winery in California. The Silver Oak Winery has obtained both the LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certifications.

Faulkner Architects Lookout House, a minimalist house in Sierra Nevada

16-09-2021

Faulkner Architects Lookout House, a minimalist house in Sierra Nevada

In Truckee, California, Faulkner Architects have designed the Lookout House, a minimalist concrete house built on the slopes of an extinct volcano. CCL Concept Lighting Lab contributed to the interior and lighting design. The architectural solutions and materials chosen by the architects pay homage to the area and to the landscape, shaped over time by volcanic activity, with elements such as the orange-red coloured glass that frames the large central opening, evoking the incandescent magma, and flooding the rooms with a warm reddish light.

Feldman Architecture’s Surf House

25-08-2021

Feldman Architecture’s Surf House

California studio Feldman Architecture recently released the pictures of Surf House, a private villa on the sea in Santa Cruz, built in a discrete style taking great care to minimise environmental impact, using reclaimed wood for all the indoor and outdoor cladding. The large, well-lit spaces, the warm colour of Monterey cypress wood, the ocean view and the surfboards in the boathouse make Feldman Architecture’s Surf House the perfect example of luxurious “California dreaming”.

Forest House by Faulkner Architects, living in the woods

16-08-2021

Forest House by Faulkner Architects, living in the woods

US studio Faulkner Architects has built Forest House, a residence that makes the most of its location in the middle of the forest. The natural environment itself is respected right from the floor plan of the house.

Sustainable architecture and film: Feldman Architecture’s Caterpillar House

25-02-2021

Sustainable architecture and film: Feldman Architecture’s Caterpillar House

US studio Feldman Architecture’s Caterpillar House is the first LEED Platinum certified home on California’s Central Coast, and has risen to fame as the setting of the Netflix film Malcolm & Marie starring Zendaya and John David Washington.

Faulkner Architects and the creative repurposing of a small barn

16-10-2020

Faulkner Architects and the creative repurposing of a small barn

The US firm Faulkner Architects was commissioned to refurbish and convert a small barn in California. A very delicate project that harnessed the energy of the structure and even retained the smell of the old Douglas Fir commonly used in rural architecture and salvaged from the original construction.

Studio Schicketanz for Tehama Carmel: Clint Eastwood’s vision of sustainable luxury

22-07-2020

Studio Schicketanz for Tehama Carmel: Clint Eastwood’s vision of sustainable luxury

Studio Schicketanz is one of the most sought-after architectural studios on California’s Central Coast. The studio’s work, which has made great progress over the past thirty years along with its founder, Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz, is a passionate, total, respectful celebration of the natural beauty of the Golden State.This is why in Tehama Carmel, a luxury sustainable real estate project envisioned by film star Clint Eastwood, two homeowners turned to the studio for the restyling and construction of a number of properties, all in refined taste with zero ecological impact.

Miguel Ángel Aragonés: Mar Adentro hotel and residences in Mexico

09-11-2016

Miguel Ángel Aragonés: Mar Adentro hotel and residences in Mexico

Miguel Ángel Aragonés has designed a hotel in which luxury takes the form of a building that challenges the laws of nature. Mar Adentro hotel and residences in San José del Cabo is built over a series of artificial pools sloping down to the sea, in a project demonstrating the influence of Mies van der Rohe and Louis Kahn.

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