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feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
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jan 27, 2013
feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco


‘mill valley cabins’ by feldman architecture, san francisco, california
image © joe fletcher
all images courtesy of feldman architecture

 

 

the ‘mill valley cabins’ designed by american firm feldman architecture are two extensions to an existing family home in mill valley california.
housing a studio and yoga space, also used as a private guest home, the strategy was to integrate the wooden structures into the steep hillside
between the trees and to minimize the intervention on site. providing different views and intimacies of the forest, the upper chalet enjoys the
ecosystem of the tree canopies and a roof garden with various plant species.  large windows and retractable glass doors open the floors to the
forest exterior, as the structures maintain a harmonious balance between the natural and manmade.

 

 


structures embedded within a lush landscape
image © joe fletcher

 

 


approach to the new additions
image © joe fletcher

 

 


guest cabin
image © joe fletcher

 

 


(left) satellite structure
(right) green roof detail
image © joe fletcher

 

 


inhabitable green roof
image © joe fletcher

 

 


image © joe fletcher

 

 


studio cabin
image © joe fletcher

 

 


yoga space interior
image © joe fletcher

 

 


studio area
image © joe fletcher

 

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


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project info:

 

 

architect: feldman architecture
general contractor: jp builders
green roof & landscape architecture: jori hook
structural engineer: yu strandberg engineering
geotechnical engineer: miller pacific engineering group

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