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Nicasio Valley Residence

Marin County, California

This Marin County, California residence is located on a 42-acre site in one of the inland valleys of the California Coastal Range.

The outer layers of construction are part of the thermally controlled envelope and thus act to deflect and dissipate solar heat gain before it enters the building. By minimizing the daily and seasonal thermal swings, a ground-coupled heat pump and natural ventilation maintains the interior comfort level.

Project Statistics
Architect of Record:S^A | Schwartz and Architecture
Photograpy:Bruce Damonte
Engineer of Record:iAssociates inc.
Year of Completion:2012
Project Area:5500 square feet
Building Height:1 Story
2010:AIASF Honor Award for Unbuilt Design
2015:Residential Architect Design Awards - Honorable Mention
2014:AIACC - Merit Award
2014:Watermark Awards
June, 2015:Residential Architect
November, 2014:Architect - Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist
May, 2014:Contemporist
May, 2014:San Francisco Magazine
January, 2014:Wallpaper* Magazine