COR Cellars / goCstudio

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  • Architects: goCstudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5200 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Kevin Scott
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Sika, Berger Iron Works, PC Henderson
  • Builder: Windwood Homes, Chris Poland
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COR Cellars / goCstudio - Image 4 of 28
© Kevin Scott

Text description provided by the architects. COR Cellars is located on Old Highway 8 just outside of Lyle, WA in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Within a designated National Scenic Area, the site offers stunning views to the surrounding carved mountainsides characteristic of the gorge and to the south across the river to Mount Hood. The project is a large expansion to an existing winery founded in 2004 by owner Luke Bradford.

COR Cellars / goCstudio - Facade
© Kevin Scott

The Columbia River Gorge pulls steady westerly winds up through the gorge which become a significant site condition to address while working outside much of the year. Responding to both the landscape and to Luke’s desire to have some respite from the wind, led to the use of a courtyard (the heart at the center) as a central organizing system that protects workers and visitors alike from the sometimes harsh conditions of the natural environment. With large overhangs on the internal sides, the courtyard becomes a memorable and inviting way for visitors to arrive to the winery and be welcomed into the new tasting room. The building berms into the hillside along the north while opening up to the landscape and grand views of Mount Hood at the south. To complete the courtyard on the east end, the design retains the location of the existing metal farm shed and repurposes this space into the new COR Cellars bottling facility.

COR Cellars / goCstudio - Sofa, Windows, Beam, Chair, Patio
© Kevin Scott
Floor Plan
COR Cellars / goCstudio - Table, Countertop, Chair
© Kevin Scott

Visitors enter the courtyard between the old shed and the new structure at the same location as the previous entry, maintaining a familiar connection with the past. The walls of the barrel storage spaces that flank the courtyard are kept solid, drawing visitors into the tasting room. Large glass bi-fold doors between the tasting room and courtyard create a direct connection between interior and exterior spaces. Key views and circulation routes are set up east/west through the building giving visitors glimpses of the vineyards beyond. Skylights are located above the tasting room bar dropping light on the main hub of activity. The large masonry replace marks the center of the living room and offers an inviting space for gathering year round. A rooftop terrace offers a unique perspective over the Columbia River and views out to Mount Hood beyond.

COR Cellars / goCstudio - Facade, Concrete
© Kevin Scott

The need for significant square footage added to the existing winery called for a clear concept with a repetitive structural module that surround the courtyard. A simple yet refined exterior palette with straightforward detailing and dark earth tones allows the building to rest comfortably in the site.

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© Kevin Scott
COR Cellars / goCstudio - Facade
© Kevin Scott

Inside, the simple palette continues with lighter tones. White-washed walls and the clear coated hemlock ceilings reflect the natural light that enters the space presenting a welcoming atmosphere. The southwest corner of the tasting room is designed to feel like a living room, encouraging visitors to relax, meet new and old friends, and enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscape.

COR Cellars / goCstudio - Windows, Facade
© Kevin Scott

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Address:151 Old Hwy 8, Lyle, WA 98635, United States

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Cite: "COR Cellars / goCstudio" 21 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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