Meadow Farm House by William McDonough + Partners

 

William McDonough + Partners have designed the Meadow Farm House, a home in Northern California, that features a wavy roof with solar panels.

 

Meadow Farm House by William McDonough + Partners

The architect’s description

The site design of this small organic farm and residence transitions from a cultivated landscape of orchards, gardens, and farming towards a restored native ecology of meadow grasses and coastal live oaks.

Meadow Farm House by William McDonough + Partners

The interwoven site and architectural design celebrate the native Northern California landscape and a deep connection to place. The main house is a series of pavilions with rolling zinc roofs that echo waves and wind patterns coming off the ocean, just visible from the property.

Meadow Farm House by William McDonough + Partners

Striated color patterns in rammed earth walls extrapolate the gentle curve of existing site topography. The farm is a net energy exporter and includes comprehensive rainwater and graywater harvesting.

Meadow Farm House by William McDonough + Partners

The project is LEED Platinum certified and is a pilot project in the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™).

Meadow Farm House by William McDonough + Partners

Meadow Farm House by William McDonough + Partners

Meadow Farm House by William McDonough + Partners

Meadow Farm House by William McDonough + Partners

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Architecture: William McDonough + Partners

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