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Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects Book

July 7, 2020

Miner Road House by Faulkner Architects

Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects book

New book on the work of Faulkner Architects. It’s the architecture firm’s first book. The single-building book is called the Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects and is part of the Masterpiece Series published by Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers. The featured house is located in Orinda, California.

The book features some great essays by Rick Joy and also by Renee Chow and Thomas Chastain.

Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects book

Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects

Dense observation of the landscape, climate, culture, and existing uses and patterns of the site were worked out in conversation with the client’s mission to mitigate environmental challenges; Faulkner Architects brings together site and home both phenomenologically in the design and technologically through sustainable features and practices.

Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects book

Technically a remodel, the house utilized the footprint of the existing house as a basis for a new floor plan. An existing fireplace was wrapped in concrete to serve as a major structural element anchoring the new architecture. This avoided additional grading and left the hillside open and natural. It also placed the new home directly under the shade of the old oaks, in intimate relationship with the trees surrounding it.

Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects book

This award-winning home is located on an eight acre, ex-urban property at the base of the Oakland Hills near San Francisco Bay. Formed of concrete and wrapped with Corten steel panels, the net zero energy residence is an elegant, low maintenance response to its context which is draped in rich green foliage and majestic native oak trees.

Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects book

– A comprehensive examination of the home, including exterior and interior photography, sketches, plans, and process imagery

– First ever book published exclusively on the work of Faulkner Architects

– Commentary by the architect provides insights into the design and decision-making process

– A sustainable, zero-net energy home designed in sympathy with its surrounding

– Text contributions by Rick Joy, Renee Chow and Thomas Chastain

Miner Road House: Faulkner Architects book

House photos by Joe Fletcher

Here’s a link to the book on Amazon, https://amzn.to/2YXNu8K

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