Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Atherton Residence : By Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Atherton, California, United States
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong
Photo © Courtesy of David Wakely
Located on the peninsula south of San Francisco, this house sits on an internal suburban flag lot. The previous 1950’s house, which was removed due to structural problems, featured mature landscaping and a manmade pond that the clients wanted to preserve. They wanted their new house to be a private retreat that maximizes the drama of the pond and takes advantage of the privacy of the site. As advocates of year round outdoor dining and entertaining, the clients wanted a house that would open up to the landscape and have as many outdoor rooms as possible.
Photo © Courtesy of David Wakely

Photo © Courtesy of David Wakely
Photo © Courtesy of David Wakely
The design solution breaks the program into four buildings – main house, study, pool house and garage – that ring the edge of the site and focus inwards on the pond, garden and pool. The main house features a butterfly roof that turns up to the south with a dramatic overhang. Large sliding glass doors open directly out to the pond and terrace.
Photo © Courtesy of David Wakely

Photo © Courtesy of David Wakely
The roofs conceal photovoltaic and solar hot water panels. The house is heated with a radiant system in the stone floors, and despite the hot climate it is not air conditioned, but passively cooled with a combination of overhangs, shades, and operable windows. The house also features many green building materials, including high fly-ash concrete, formaldehyde-free casework and denim insulation. The new house creates a special place for the clients, making a main residence feel like a vacation retreat.
Photo © Courtesy of David Wakely

Photo © Courtesy of David Wakely

Photo © Courtesy of David Wakely

Photo © Courtesy of David Wakely

site plan--drawing Courtesy of Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

floor plan--drawing Courtesy of Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

diagram--drawing Courtesy of Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
The people
Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop – Eric Haesloop, FAIA and Mary Griffin, FAIA, John Kleman, Evan Markiewicz, Jule Tsai
Interiors: Margaret Turnbull Simon, ASID of Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Landscape Architects: Lutsko Associates
Engineer: Mike Forbes, Fratessa Forbes Wong
Lighting: Eric Johnson, Eric Johnson Associates
General Contractor: Carter Seddon, Carter Seddon Construction
Location: Atherton, California, United States
Year: 2008
Photographer: David Wakely, David Wakely Photography

The product
Bathroom Equipment: Hansgrohe
Outdoor shower: Axor Philippe Starck by Hansgrohe
Construction materials, Semi-finished materials: BioBased Systems, LLC
Soy‐based spray foam insulation: 501 + 2000NB by BioBased Systems, LLC
Floor: Eurostone, Inc.
Limestone by Eurostone, Inc.
Furniture: Columbia Forest Products
Cabinetry by Columbia Forest Products
Heating and Ventilation: Viessmann
High‐efficiency boiler: Vitodens 200 by Viessmann
Kitchen Equipment: Viking, Sub Zero, Bosch
Range by Viking
Refrigerator by Sub Zero
Dishwasher by Bosch
Lighting, Heating, Home/building automation: RSA Lighting, Lutron
Lightning by RSA Lighting
Lightning by Lutron
Roof: AEP Span
Standing seam metal roof by AEP Span
Walls: Benjamin Moore
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