Architects: Fougeron Architecture
Location: California 1, Big Sur, CA, USA
Area: 3,800 sqft
Photographs: Joe Fletcher Photography
Structural Engineering: Endres Ware Architects Engineers
Landscape Architects: Blasen Landscape Architects
Civil/Geotechnical Engineering: Grice Engineering and Geology
From the architect. This three-bedroom home, on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast, is anchored in the natural beauty and power of this California landscape. Our design strategy embeds the building within the land, creating a structure inseparable from its context. The site offers dramatic views: a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean both along the bluff and the western exposure. Yet it demands a form more complex than a giant picture window.
The long, thin volume conforms and deforms to the natural contours of the land and the geometries of the bluff, much like the banana slug native to the region’s seaside forests. In this way, the complex structural system applies and defies natural forms to accommodate the siting. The house
School building by Mitchell Taylor Workshop contrasts pale stone with grey brick
Elding Oscarson completes Swedish seaside house in Mölle
You may also like
Courtesy of Ben Nitta Architects: Takuma Sugi , Nanako Hirai , Ben Nitta Location: Waseda ...
the next generation offers more space while still being considered micro-architecture, as well as add-on ...
Imagined as a weekend retreat in the Sydney Blue Mountains, Australia, Little Hartley House by Urban Possible addresses ...