butler armsden architects: tiburon bay house
 
butler armsden architects: tiburon bay house butler armsden architects: tiburon bay house
nov 27, 2011

butler armsden architects: tiburon bay house

‘tiburon bay house’ by butler armsden architects, tiburton peninsula, san francisco  image © matthew millman all images courtesy of butler armsden architects

american architecture firm butler armsden has created ‘tiburon bay house’, a LEED platinum estate located
on the north side of the tiburon peninsula in san francisco. although the house provides all the usual modern comforts,
it does so while being environmentally conscious. all the materials used are either recycled from demolished buildings 
or sustainable for future redevelopment. the retaining walls were salvaged from the foundations of the original house.
electricity and hot water are solar powered from the panels located on the roof and a complex water reclamation system
is integrated into the structure.   
 
the layout centers around the stairs and circulation space, allowing the rooms to face the gardens and nearby body of water.
the exterior bridge serves both as an outdoor living space while it simultaneously connecting the garden to the house.  

walkway leading into living room image © matthew millman

house opened up to minimize need for air conditioning  image © matthew millman

(left) solar-panel roof (right) stairway to main entrance  image © matthew millman

view of kitchen  image © matthew millman

structural elements carried throughout the levels  image © matthew millman

night view  image © matthew millman

illuminated front facade  image © matthew millman

sloped lot allows for two levels  image © matthew millman

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level -1

west elevation

south elevation 

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