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Aidlin Darling Design：该住宅坐落于卡梅尔山谷丘陵的一个生态保护区斜坡上，通过尊重并融入其周边强调保护自然风景资源的生态环境中，体现了与大自然和谐共存的设计理念。房子的组合和选址方式不仅最大限度地降低了从道路和周边房屋对住宅结构的可见性，同时还利用上了该场地的视野开阔优势：北面是山谷和远山，西面是随太阳东升西落不断变化的雄伟山坡。住宅就坐落在橡树林和马达隆树林之间，这两个树林既能给住宅提供了遮荫，又能为邻居和道路提供了屏障，所以经过仔细考虑后，我们选择保留了场地现有树木。
Aidlin Darling Design：Situated on a sloping site in the Santa Lucia Preserve, an ecological preserve in the Carmel Valley hills, this house is both responsive and respectful towards its environment in a community that emphasizes the preservation of natural and scenic resources and living in harmony with nature.
The massing and siting of the house is a solution to the challenge of minimizing visibility of the structure from roadways and surrounding homes while at the same time taking advantage of expansive views from the site: to the north, a valley and distant mountains and to the west a majestic hillside that changes dynamically with the sun. The home is nestled between groves of oak and madrone trees that both shade the home and provide screening from neighbors and the road. The footprint of the home was carefully considered to eliminate the need to remove any existing trees.
Responding directly to the topography, the volumes that make up the home follow the grade as it descends from the southeast towards the northwest. A compact footprint was achieved by designing open and connected interior spaces; programmatic spaces overlap and circulation is minimized. Half of the house burrows into the hillside while the other reaches out towards the west dramatically over the falling grade below. Monolithic walls of board form concrete and integrally colored plaster anchor the home to the site, while glass and natural materials such as cedar siding, walnut flooring and ipe decks provide a sense of lightness, serenity, and connectivity to the landscape.
The main house is situated with the long facades of its two wings to the north and south, a sustainable design strategy for passive control of the interior environment. The walls are mostly solid along the south facades to keep the hot summer sun from penetrating directly into the building while clerestory windows above are shaded by deep eaves allowing in the low rays of the warming winter sun and diffuse daylight year-round. The west facades are predominantly glass to frame the dynamic hillside views, while extremely deep, cantilevered eaves block solar gain from the summer sun. Wooden decks project from the ends of the house on the western side, taking advantage of the shelter provided by the eaves.
The master bedroom integrates exterior operable louvers that provide late afternoon solar shading, graduated privacy as well as complete black out at night for sleeping. The great expanses of windows on the north side of the house look out to the valley views and welcome cooling breezes. Between the two wings, a trellised outdoor dining terrace is protected from wind for year-round use.
The unique shape of the roof is derived from both performance and context. From the exterior, the roof appears to be a simple shed roof – a quiet and humble shape inspired by the local agrarian vernacular. From the interior, however, the bottom of the roof is sculpted in response to the sun and also to the quality and scale of interior spaces. A level ceiling in the main spaces pitches up towards clerestory windows on the south façade that frame the views of the uphill trees and gather and distribute sunlight throughout the home reducing the demand for artificial lighting.
▼基地平面图 Site Plan
▼注释平面图 Floor plan labeled
▼可持续设计示意 Sustain Diagram
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