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California Residence

  • Jim Olson, Design Principal
  • California

Project Details

Located on a hillside in California, this residence alternately nestles into the terrain and floats above it. As a home for a young, active family, the house is designed with emphasis on physical and spiritual wellness, creating indoor and outdoor spaces for gatherings, recreation and art. The house is oriented to capture views, harvest breezes for natural ventilation, and take full advantage of the sun for interior daylighting. All roof surfaces have either a green roof or PV panels, reducing the buildings’ environmental impact. The buildings’ systems also make extensive use of ground source heat exchange, solar power and wastewater recovery.

Interiors by Olson Kundig Architects.