New residence at The Sea Ranch done in association with Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA. The site is windy, with strong winds from the northwest. The main block of the house is therefore oriented to create a wind-sheltered courtyard behind it. The building is divided into a few separate elements, like farm buildings, to reinforce the character of the site. The construction is heavy timber with Structural Insulated Panels used for all exterior walls and the roof. This construction type provides maximum insulated value and weather protection while using sustainable materials.
Photographs by: Jim Alinder