GROWING URBAN HABITATS

Andersen Brothers | Orchard House

Sebastopol, CA | 2005 | Project Link

Perspective

INTERPLOTTING DWELLING + GARDEN

The massive concrete walls align with the rows of tree trunks, while the open volumes of the rooms and exterior courts align with the open space between trees, resulting in a direct spatial continuity between house and landscape, fi gure and void.

The grid of an old apple orchard creates a fi eld for the house. The grid makes its way into the house, dictating the position of columns and structuring outdoor spaces that extend rooms into the fi eld. The notion of the garden carries throughout the experience of dwelling indoors, outdoors and in the many places designed in between.

Research By: Catherine Brown

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