GREAT IDEA - using plywood and adding battens ... The siding is exterior-grade plywood with cedar battens. The battens add a vertical element and dimension to the facade. All of the siding is stained black, giving the different materials a uniform appearance. “Using the plywood saved on the budget, and you’d never know it’s not cedar,” says Owen. The roof is metal and the materials help make the weekend house low-maintenance. “I knew I wanted a black house pretty much from the start. “I really like moody houses, and I knew it would make a great backdrop for my garden plans.”
The rectilinear pavilions are composed of dark steel frames, textured concrete walls and large panes of glass that can be swung open. In one pavilion, an entire glass wall slides to the side, enabling the tasting room to be fully open to the outdoors. Walker Warner Architects create wine-tasting pavilions in Napa "Expansive walls of operable doors help to maximise the openness for light, views and cross ventilation," the studio said. Flat roofs extend far beyond the exterior walls, offering protection from the sun and rain – and helping ensure the pavilions can be used year-round. Walker Warner Architects create wine-tasting pavilions in Napa Locally sourced materials were incorporated where possible, such as stones for retaining walls and concrete pavers for the flooring. Ceilings are sheathed in "sinker cypress", which comes from logs reclaimed from river bottoms. Chosen for its durability and warmth, the same wood was used for the pavilions' casework. African teak certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was used to fabricate custom furnishings. Walker Warner Architects create wine-tasting pavilions in Napa The pavilions were sited in a way that preserved existin...
Quintessa Pavilions in Napa Valley, California, by Walker Warner Architects The glass walls of these pavilions by Walker Warner Architects open to the outdoors so visitors can spill out onto a terrace overlooking the Napa Valley during their tasting sessions. Board-marked concrete walls and dark steel define the structures, which are topped by a flat roof.
Beautiful but ...Not sure about the very narrowness of this space - bugs will accumulate and it might not feel so serene - does it have a 'sitting spot' so you can sit outdoors. Not easily to negotiate if you were in a wheelchair. A reflective pool is one of several details installed in the garden spaces Both the roof and walls of Symbiotic House are made from concrete. This material is white on some parts of the exterior, while others have been given a rough-hewn texture. Inside it is left exposed, lending a natural gradient texture to the rooms. The interior design palette also includes wooden flooring and furniture, brass details and fixings, a white leather sofa and mid-century lighting.
Loving this house - the walkway is the sitting area - so no wasted space. the openings are amazing. The second block contains a guest bedroom, a traditional Japanese room and a small lounge The form of the buildings is dictated by the sculptural roofs. They appear to be mono-pitched from certain angles but they actually fold diagonally, creating a variety of ceiling heights through the interior. According to Okada, the design is intended to harmonise with the mountain backdrop.