h2 Hotel / David Baker + Partners

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Registered for certification, h2 Hotel infuses all aspects of its design, operations, and attitude with eco-consciousness—including such energy-saving measures as a green roof and solar panels.

Architect: David Baker + Partners
Location: 219 Avenue, , California, USA
Interior Design: Jen Gadiel Design and Marie Fisher
Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects
Lighting Designer: Horton Lees Brogden
Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer: Guttman + Blaevoet
Acoustical Engineer: Wilson Ihrig + Associates
Contractor: Midstate Construction
Photographs: Brian Rose

© Brian Rose

Reclaiming the site of a gas station, the inn is a key part of the restoration of Foss Creek, which flows through the length of the town. The inn embraces the creek, preserving the giant, spreading Live Oak tree and restoring the surrounding banks.


The hotel rejects fussiness and caters to active users with a scaled-down pragmatic luxury. Custom bike racks hold PUBLIC bicycles on hand for guests to take a spin around town. In contrast to the energetic common spaces, the simple and functional rooms offer a restful retreat from the activity of busy north Sonoma County days.

© Brian Rose
© Brian Rose

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Cite: "h2 Hotel / David Baker + Partners" 05 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=125039>
  • http://www.patrickhoesterey.com PatrickLBC

    That undulating green roof is stunning! Too bad it’s invisible from the street.

    • David Baker

      Not totally invisible, but we’re hoping the roof grows taller!

  • http://uptodayarch.blogspot.com up_today_arch

    may be thay could us trees and bushes just to make this idea moore visble from below…?

  • maggie

    Hooray for the architect who understands how to work with a landscape architect. We like you best.

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