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

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco

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 by feldman architecture 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 man made.

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
structures embedded within a lush landscape
image © joe fletcher (also main image)

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
approach to the new additions
image © joe fletcher

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
guest cabin
image © joe fletcher

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
(left) satellite structure (right) green roof detail
image © joe fletcher

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
inhabitable green roof
image © joe fletcher

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
image © joe fletcher

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
studio cabin
image © joe fletcher

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
yoga space interior
image © joe fletcher

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
studio area
image © joe fletcher

 

feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
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feldman architecture: mill valley cabins in san francisco
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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

  • Nice, but isn’t this a little impractical when and if, considering the awful changes in our climate, a forest fire comes ripping through? Good to live near a forest, but not IN IT!

    tomobiwan
  • Awesome site structure harmony! Thanks for sharing

    Wayne
  • very curious about the climate and location because of all the plants

    Charlie
  • what about some details of the roof?

    Leeya
  • What a happy place.

    Peter Scorer
  • beautiful.

    bonobo

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