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Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects – Masterpiece Series

Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects – Masterpiece Series


Faulkner Architects. Ojeda, Oscar Riera. 
Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2020
SKU S03281

Dense observation of the landscape, climate, culture, and existing uses and patterns of the site were worked out in conversation with the client’s mission to mitigate environmental challenges; Faulkner Architects brings together site and home both phenomenologically in the design and technologically through sustainable features and practices.

Technically a remodel, the house utilized the footprint of the existing house as a basis for a new floor plan. An existing fireplace was wrapped in concrete to serve as a major structural element anchoring the new architecture. This avoided additional grading and left the hillside open and natural. It also placed the new home directly under the shade of the old oaks, in intimate relationship with the trees surrounding it.

This award-winning home is located on an 8 acre, ex-urban property at the base of the Oakland Hills near San Francisco Bay. Formed of concrete and wrapped with Corten steel panels, the net zero energy residence is an elegant, low maintenance response to its context which is draped in rich green foliage and majestic native oak trees.

200 pp., 120 photos, 62 illus., 8.5 x 11 in, Hardcover.