2012 MERIT AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE
San Joaquin Valley Residence, San Joaquin Valley, CA
Architect: Aidlin Darling Design
The design of this private residence presented many challenges, not the least of which involved creating a comfortable place to live amongst the vast agriculture of the Central Valley. It needed to provide protection from intense summer heat while affording easy access to outdoor living. Inspired by the paintings of Giorgio de Chirico, simple forms cast in strong daylight and shadow capture a spirit of place. Heavy opaque walls and overhanging rooflines provide much needed protection from direct sun while giving acoustic and visual privacy from surrounding working orchards.
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