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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Hillside Residence in Kentfield, California by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

 
July 3rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

The house is sited to engage the undulating hillside and capture the spectacular views of Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay. A curved retaining wall follows the contours of the hillside and anchors the house to the steep site. The house is tucked under the living roof, which visually merges the house with the land. Growing out of the hillside, the roof is carved away to form a protected courtyard for the pool.

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  • Architects: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
  • Project: Hillside Residence
  • Location: Kentfield, California
  • Size: 5,900 Sq. Ft.
  • Completion Date: 2010
  • Design Team: Mary Griffin, Eric Haesloop, Jule Tsai, Evan Markiewicz, John Kleman, Jerome Christensen, Mayumi Hara, Juliet Hsu, Tory Wolcott

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  • Interiors: TGH, Margaret Simon
  • Structural: Fratessa Forbes Wong
  • Landscape: GLS Landscape Architecture, Rana Creek (living roof)
  • Civil Engineer: Sherwood Engineers
  • General Contractor: Redhorse Constructors
  • Photographer: David Wakely Photography

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Three volumes housing the living room, kitchen-dining area, and master bedroom rise up above the living roof with shed roofs angled to capture the sun for photovoltaic and solar hot water panels. The house incorporates passive and active heating and cooling systems, battery storage, and a cistern for water runoff management.

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