Residential Design

VOL1 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Tree House PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA AIDLIN DARLING DESIGN Dense suburbs are a challenge for architects trying to give their clients both privacy and a restorative view of the landscape. Some houses reconcile the two startlingly well, even on a third-acre lot—and without fences or walls. For example, the house that Aidlin Darling designed for a young family in Palo Alto plays off its two mature stands of trees, flipping back and forth between introverted and extroverted, nested and exposed. Like a tree house, it gets the family close to nature while screening them from the neighbors. "One thing we like to explore is the psychology of spaces, and in certain residential projects, the dynamic between public and private space," says principal David Darling, AIA. "The earliest sketches 43 VOL. 1, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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