- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

A Solar-Canopy Powers Tranquil Middlebrook Artist Studios in Coastal California

Posted By Tafline Laylin On July 11, 2012 @ 11:08 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,clean tech,Daylighting,Design,Gallery,Innovation | No Comments

CCS Architecture, California, solar-panels, cleantech, Woodside, Middelbrook Studios, Djerassi Resident Artists, green design, sustainable design, eco design

The four studios have concrete footings and timber framing. Small cutouts in strategic locations, including skylights, permit daylighting [1] to permeate the quiet interior while preventing excess solar gain. A glazed opening overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a vast untouched landscape.

Designed to promote contemplation, the studios are provided by the artists program for month-long residencies. The canopy topped with solar panels [2] not only offsets the cost of creating such opportunities, something that Diane dreamed of doing while she was alive, but also contributes to the program’s overall ecological ethos. Sigh. We can only dream, right?

+ CCS Architecture [3]

photography via Paul Dyer

Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/a-solar-canopy-powers-tranquil-middlebrook-artist-studios-in-coastal-california/

URLs in this post:

[1] daylighting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylighting

[2] canopy topped with solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/apple-reveals-building-plan-for-amazing-cupertino-campus-with-over-5mw-solar-roof/

[3] + CCS Architecture: http://ccs-architecture.com/v3/

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.