Faulkner Architects converts barn in California’s wine country into minimal bunkhouse

American studio Faulkner Architects has transformed a rustic building in northern California into a simple dwelling sheathed in salvaged redwood and weathering steel. The project, called Tack Barn, entailed renovating a 1950s, gabled-roof building that once was used for storing saddles, bridles and other horse-related equipment. Adjoining the building was a shaded area for horses […]

Sonic Mountain by Doug Aitken is formed from 365 wind chimes

This installation at California’s Donum Estate by American artist Doug Aitken arranges a series of hanging wind chimes. Sonic Mountain, Sonoma is nestled into the eucalyptus grove of the 200-acre Sonoma County property, which is known for its vineyards. Aitken used wind chimes to construct the project so that it would respond to the movements […]

Mork-Ulnes uses Corten steel to protect Triple Barn residence in California from wildfires

Weathering steel, concrete and glass were used to form this asymmetrical dwelling by Mork-Ulnes Architects that is nudged into a hillside overlooking a verdant, rolling valley in northern California’s Sonoma County Mork-Ulnes Architects – which has offices in San Francisco and Oslo – was charged with creating a home that not only met the clients’ […]

Harmon Guest House by David Baker offers contemporary lodging in California wine country

American firm David Baker Architects has completed an eco-hotel in Sonoma County that features board-marked concrete walls, a garden courtyard and a brise-soleil made of redwood slats. Harmon Guest House is part of a trio of “boutique eco-hotels” in the town of Healdsburg that were designed by David Baker Architects, a studio based in San […]

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