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Walden Studios / Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects

  • Architects: Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects
  • Location: 275 State Highway 128, Geyserville, California, USA
  • Architect: Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects
  • Project Team: Mark Jensen (principal), Frank Merritt, Patricia Pollock (project architects), Elmer Lin, Dean Orr, Chia-Yu Yen, Nana Kim, Rouel de la Paz, Sherman Warren
  • Structural Engineer: Tipping-Mar + Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: Guttman & Blaevoet
  • Electrical Engineer: Silverman & Light
  • Civil Engineer: Atterbury & Associates
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Bauer Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
  • Contractor: Oliver & Company
  • Surveyor: Crabtree Land Surveying
  • Area: 20000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Richard Barnes

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From the architect. This concrete barn in scenic Sonoma County is completely transformed by inserting a new building inside its heavy walls. The new structure uses frameless glass walls to create light-filled interior spaces, while large cuts in the existing walls frame views of the surrounding vineyards.

© Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

The mixed-use building accommodates work/live units, arts-related offices and other leased spaces. A new plinth, raised above the floodplain of the Russian River, grounds the building and provides panoramic views over the landscape. Outdoor gardens on the arms of this plinth extend like piers into a sea of vineyards.

© Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes
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