Photo © Matthew Millman

Paso Robles Residence

Aidlin Darling Design

Paso Robles, CA
share:
print email comment
rate this project:
text size: A A
----- Advertising -----

Site Size: 80 acres

Project Size: 2,667 square feet

Program: A family living in rural California wanted a comfortable house with open communal spaces to host extended family and friends.

Location: The house is located on an 80-acre agricultural site in California's Central Coast wine region.

Solution: The architects designed the house as two parallel volumes to separate private and communal activities and create a courtyard in between. These volumes, covered by a flat roof with deep overhangs to offer shade from the desert sun, consist of concrete block walls interspersed with floor-to-ceiling windows and Cor-Ten steel panels. Communal living and dining areas, in the west volume, lead to a covered outdoor terrace and pool. Private spaces, including a master suite, two bedrooms, and a playroom, are in the east volume and have separate entrances.

Construction methods: Despite summer temperatures of 115 degrees, the house does not require air conditioning due to a number of sustainable strategies: insulated concrete masonry, proper building orientation, roof overhangs to shade floor-to-ceiling glazing, and passive ventilation.

Materials:
Solar-Stone" CMU by Basalite (sandblasted)
Semco, aluminum-clad wood windows

Architect:
Aidlin Darling Design
500 Third Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 974 5603
info@aidlindarlingdesign.com

December 2013
 Reader Comments:

Sign in to Comment

To write a comment about this story, please sign in. If this is your first time commenting on this site, you will be required to fill out a brief registration form. Your public username will be the beginning of the email address that you enter into the form (everything before the @ symbol). Other than that, none of the information that you enter will be publically displayed.

We welcome comments from all points of view. Off-topic or abusive comments, however, will be removed at the editors’ discretion.
----- Advertising -----
View all
Recently Posted Reader Photos
View all photo galleries
----- Advertising -----