Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture :   沃尔登工作室,一个以前的修剪包装设施,被翻新为一个综合用途的综合体,包括艺术相关的办公室、艺术家工作室和租赁的商业空间,以及一个工作葡萄园。店主是艺术的热心赞助人,他买下这栋房子的目的是要把旧仓库改造成他附近农场的一个支持设施,那里是著名的特定地点雕塑收藏馆。

Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture :   Walden Studios, a former prune packing facility, is renovated as a mixed-use complex with arts-related offices, artist studios and leased commercial space in addition to a working vineyard. The owner, an avid patron of the arts, purchased the property with the intention of renovating the old warehouse into a support facility for his nearby ranch, which is home to a renowned collection of site-specific sculpture.



A requirement to raise the renovated building for flood protection from the Russian River inspired the resulting design concept: a series of piers extending out into a sea of vineyards. This straightforward composition, expressed with a restrained palette of materials, reflects the scale and quality of the larger agricultural landscape. The planar landscape is articulated by the placement of specimen olive trees which provide focal elements in the foreground of the immense landscape beyond.


Parking for 50 cars is integrated into the design with low stone walls, allees of trees, a vegetable garden, outdoor event dining area and a bocce ball court. A carpet of crushed roofing gravel unifies the design, covering most of the ground plane except for the agricultural areas. The material is permeable and has a low albedo, reducing runoff and reflected heat. To comply with ADA requirements, the gravel is fitted with rings of Gravel Pave in the paths of travel to allow wheelchair access.



Photos by Marion Brenner.

景观设计:Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

Project name:  Walden Studios
Location: Geyserville, CA
Completed: 2006
Landscape: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

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