*지속가능한 전략들로 탄생한 사막의 집-'sawmill' is an off-grid canyon retreat made from salvaged and recycled materials

캘리포니아 거칠고 높은 사막 그 곳에 집이 지어졌다. 가족이 함께 자연과의 관계를 극대화할 수 있는, 동시에 자급자족이 가능한 주택을 만들기 위해 노력한 결과 이 곳은 지속가능한 전략들과 재사용된 건축자재들을 활용하여 건축과 자연이 극대화된 관계를 조성할 수 있는 집이 완성되었다.

 

seattle-based design practice olson kundig has completed a family retreat in the harsh high desert of california.located in a remote area of tehachapi, a city in the mountains north of los angeles, the house is titled ‘sawmill’ — an industrial name that references the valley’s historic mining, ranching, and logging industries. ‘recognizing this past exploitation of the site, the homeowners wanted their house to give back to the land, rather than take from it,’ say the architects.


olson kundig, led by design principal tom kundig, carefully sited the house so as not to disturb the fragile landscape. the brief from the client called for a self-sufficient dwelling that maximized relationships between architecture and nature, as well as among family members. the result is a net-zero home that utilizes sustainable strategies and reclaimed materials, while operating completely off grid.


‘sawmill’ comprises three wings with the centrally positioned living area articulated around a central hearth. here, a 12×26-foot (3.7×7.9m) window wall retracts with the turn of a wheel, embracing the outdoor patio as the house’s fourth wing. ‘the design approach was driven by a scavenger mentality, seeking always to do more with less, including using salvaged and recycled materials whenever possible,’ explains olson kundig.


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