Casper Mork-Ulnes, Meier Rd house, artist's studio, Northern California, green extension, indoor garden, sliding doors, green architecture, pitched roof, barn wood

The new 720-square-foot extension adds domestic spaces to the main structure, which houses a 2,500-square-foot artist’s studio, office, and storage building clad in barn wood. Dubbed the “Amoeba”, the structure extends out into the landscape and features elements of greenery that form a lush indoor garden. A large skylight is carved into the scissor-beam roof construction. The roof of the extension contrasts the inverted pitched roof of the studio, although it follows a similar geometric logic.

Casper Mork-Ulnes, Meier Rd house, artist's studio, Northern California, green extension, indoor garden, sliding doors, green architecture, pitched roof, barn wood

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Sliding doors can be completely opened to let breeze naturally cool the spaces, leading out to the garden where the owners planted a variety of plants, including bamboo, fig trees, creeping vines, and aloes.

+ Casper Mork-Ulnes Architect

Via World Architecture News

Photos by Bruce Damonte