Sustainable House Ocho

by Feldman Architecture
Sustainable House Ocho Feldman Architecture

Located in a nature preserve in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the site of oak forests and steep meadows strongly impacted and inspired Feldman Architecture’s design for House Ocho. In order to reduce the impact of the home’s massing and to preserve site lines, the building settles into the ground and overhanging roofs are planted with tall native grasses. The house is also divided up into a series of pavilions to lessen its overall mass.

After passing through an entry grove, visitors can see distant views between and over the various building elements. As they are drawn into the widening view, they are led down from the tree-lined ridge to a large terrace that serves as an outdoor living room for the house.  Nearly every room has wide doors that open to the land allowing the modest home to feel much more spacious.

Photos by: Paul Dyer, Claudio Santini, Kodiak Greenwood, and Roland Bishop

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Converted Barn

    Converted Barn

    ‘It’s been a personal ambition to take a lovely old agricultural building and restore it to glory, if not its former use,’ said Julia Uttley, the owner of Chantry’s Barn. ...

  • Jarson Residence

    Jarson Residence

    This house is designed as a vessel of personal discovery for two real estate professionals with an educated passion for modern architecture and their two sons. Gracefully embracing...

  • The Luxury Caribbean Resort

    The Luxury Caribbean Reso..

    Throughout the Anguillan resort, modern architectural forms interplay with the natural environment, while sophisticated, contemporary interiors by designer Kelly Wearstler add rich...

  • Villa Storingavika

    Villa Storingavika

    This house will be built on one of Bergen’s most attractive sites. The house looks out over the southern fjords and the West coast archipelago. The house is twofold. The top floo...

  • Chopstick Stool

    Chopstick Stool

    Description from the designer: Ryan Horsman and I developed the Chopstick/Steamer Stool as part of a summer abroad program at B.A.S.E. Beijing with support from founders Robert Man...

  • DVT Villa

    DVT Villa

    DVT villa is a detached house on the outskirts of Arnhem in the suburb Schuytgraaf. The facade is made ​​of aluminum, the wall consists of expanded metal sheets with a special ...

  • Casa PDR 385

    Casa PDR 385

    The plot is in Praia D’El Rey – Golf and beach resort, Óbidos. It has 1,932 m2 (20,800 ft2).
    The Southeast façade (parallel to the road) is where the entrance is. The ...

  • Between Art & Music

    Between Art & Music

    The aim was to give our client a night and day difference from their day job with white marble counter tops and bright walls of a typical dental clinic. We wanted to give the owner...

  • Spa House

    Spa House

    Building: A multi-functional building with residential, recreational and spa facilities, annexed to a larger residence.
    Spa House: Mountainside home integrated into its powe...

  • Gayton Road Residence

    Gayton Road Residence

    Discreetly located in Hampstead Village, an area of North London, UK, the Gayton Road residence is a 6,400 square foot, five bedroom contemporary home that was designed by renowned...