Ehrlich Retreat + by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
By Magaly • Jan 8, 2015
Ehrlich Retreat + is a private residence designed by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects.
Ehrlich Retreat + by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects:
“The Ehrlich Retreat + consists of a new guest house, pool, and shade structure that combine with the original house (previously designed by JFAK) to create a family compound.
The new structure is contextually related to the original house, borrowing many of its architectural elements, yet has its own identity.The new structure is contextually related to the original house, borrowing many of its architectural elements, yet has its own identity.
The LEED Platinum project is also a model of “integrated sustainability,” in which its green strategies are seamlessly integrated into a unique sculptural aesthetic: the structure’s broad frame embraces and gives presence to the new yard, while shading the house’s southern orientation; the triangular cut-out over the office creates a dramatic form, but also introduces generous amounts of ambient northern light; the steel and wood trellis provides welcoming shade for the yard, and at the same time hosts a 2.4kW photovoltaic array that powers the house and pool.
The overall result is a responsible, light-filled, and joyful environment.”
Photos by: Benny Chan / Fotoworks
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