Designed by Faulkner Architects, Miner Road House is a three-bedroom residence clad in Corten steel panels. Located at the base of the Oakland Hills, on a sloped 8-acre (3.2-hectare) site in Orinda, California, USA, the house is placed directly under the shade of old oak trees. Completed in 2016 Miner Road House won an AIACC Honor Award.
In the shade of Orinda’s native oaks, the home produces an in intimate relationship with the surrounding trees. Their texture is reflected architecturally in a hyper-minimal palette of unfinished white oak on the walls, ceilings, and floor; the rhythm of these interior boards offers a controlled representation of the tree growth outside. Basalt flooring, white gypsum walls, and Cor-Ten steel panels provide a material counterpoint to the textured wood; the steel skin refreshes every time it rains. Developed in close collaboration with the clients are a series of innovative sustainability features that bring the mechanical and electrical systems to net zero.
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