Residential Design

VOL3 2019

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

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At other points, such as the guest house wall near the pool, Corten panels drape lightly between the structural columns, with their undu- lating edges exposed. "The owners do a lot of their cooking outside along the south wall of the guest room, and it's clad with metal so it's like one big outdoor porch," Amy says. The appar- ent lightness of these materials belies the fact that they are fire-resistant— a priority given the threat of wildfires and the ranch's limited access to emer- gency services. The shallow-pitch roof and fascia are also metal-clad to guard against wildfire. So often it falls to architects to help clients reconsider the spaces they think they need. But this couple was different. "They came to us with Clockwise from above: The open-plan main house has just one bedroom, and facilitates the flow of light and ventilation through the spaces. The home needs no air conditioning, but the concrete slab, installed in a single pour, contains radiant heat. Maple cabinetry divides the kitchen from the office/ mudroom behind it. 72 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2019 DESIGN LAB CLIMATE CHAMELEONS

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