- Architects: Aidlin Darling Design
- Location: Mill Valley, United States
- Partners In Charge: Joshua Aidlin & David Darling
- Project Designer: Kent Chiang
- Project Team: Michael Pierry, Todd Aranaz
- Area: 4000.zero ft2
- Contractor: Van Acker Construction
- Structural Engineer: GFDS Engineers
- Geotech Engineer: Rollo & Ridley, Inc.
- Civil Engineer: Firma Design Group
- Interior Designer: Susan Collins Weir Interiors
- Lighting Designer: Revolver Design
Text description equipped by means of the architects. The purpose of this place of dwelling used to be to create a sanctuary for a creator, his spouse, and two college-age sons. The web page is situated in an ordinary suburban group in Mill Valley, California. The request from the buyer used to be a house with an especially quiet boulevard presence that, as soon as entered, creates a garden-like oasis. In addition, as creditors of recent artwork, the shoppers sought after to merge the spirit of an city commercial artist’s studio with the relief of a rural house.
The ensuing type of the house is a u-shaped plan that cradles a south-facing central backyard. Two non-public wings, containing bedrooms and research, flank the backyard at each and every aspect. They are hooked up by means of a vaulted public nice room, with a south-facing wall of retracting glass doorways, opening the dwelling/eating and kitchen to the adjacent deck and backyard. The plan diagram supplies nice privateness for (and from) the neighbors to the North, East, and West, whilst opening the house to a dramatic view over the southerly valley and forested hillside past.
The subject matter palette integrates commercial fabrics, corresponding to corrugated steel siding, patinated uncooked plate metal, and urban flooring, which can be complemented by means of the heat of wooden ceilings, cupboards, decks, and trellises. The result’s an structure of subject matter simplicity, that makes a speciality of house, texture, and herbal gentle. This quiet palette additionally supplies an deliberately impartial backdrop for the buyer’s rising artwork assortment. The final objective is a house that lives without difficulty whilst unifying an enjoy of artwork and nature.