Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture :   在这次静修中,一个精心布置的三部建筑——天文观测台、spa、石头金字塔——以线性形式扎根,包括反射池、凸起的搭接池和橄榄树条。组合物漂浮在耐旱草地上,将花园与索诺马山谷的大景观连接起来。该遗址位于冲积平原上,占地3.5英亩,以几棵古老的加州海湾树、橡树和七叶树为标志,以季节性河流为界。

Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture :   In this retreat, a thoughtfully sited trilogy of structures—celestial observatory, spa, stone pyramid—are grounded by linear forms, including a reflecting pool, raised lap pool, and bars of olive trees. The composition floats within meadows of drought-tolerant grasses, connecting the garden to the larger Sonoma Valley landscape. The site is located within 3.5 acres on an alluvial plain, marked by several ancient California bay trees, oaks and buckeyes and bordered by a seasonal stream.



The predominantly flat, open site called for bold gestures to balance the strong forms of the buildings. A raised lap pool links the new buildings, while rows of ancient olive trees reinforce relationships on a larger scale. Built from the native alluvial stones un-earthed during construction, a 100 foot long pyramidal sculpture anchors the new buildings in the landscape. A drought-tolerant meadow unifies the ground plane. Designed as a monolithic mass, the meadow is made of four layered grass varieties selected for their low water-use. Varied seed production times highlight subtle seasonal change throughout the year. In addition, the meadow is carefully graded to perform as a wash, absorbing flood waters from the creek.



Photos by Marion Brenner, Vicky Sambunaris, Emily Rylander.

景观设计:Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

Project name: Stone Edge Farm
Location: Sonoma, CA
Completed: 2007
Architect: STUDIOS
Landscape: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

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