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Feldman Architecture | 2 Bar House

Architecture Feldman Architecture | 2 Bar House

Feldman Architecture | 2 Bar HouseThe 2 Bar home in Menlo Park, California represents a very cost-conscious design and implementation of green materials and technologies for a couple with two young children. The new residence replaced an awkward and inefficient structure with a smart, sustainable, open home that embraced the family’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Feldman Architecture | 2 Bar House

© Joe Fletcher

Feldman Architecture | 2 Bar House

© Joe Fletcher

The 2 Bar concept floats a bedroom bar above and perpendicular to a living bar, an arrangement that allows both spaces to open up to more light than the typical box. The lower, living level features accordion and lift/slide doors which allow the house to open to a generous backyard and garden. A private, green roof with deck allows the upper level to also have a connection to garden and landscape.

Feldman Architecture | 2 Bar House

© Joe Fletcher

Feldman Architecture | 2 Bar House

© Joe Fletcher

Feldman Architecture | 2 Bar House

© Joe Fletcher

The horizontal slats that clad the upper bar create a simple and elegant rain screen and provide operable panels over the windows that can be easily moved to control light and privacy. A compact and efficient layout, along with several sustainable materials and systems, were included to meet the clients’ concern for cost and environmental consciousness, including sustainable flooring and a photovoltaic array.

Location: Menlo Park, California, USA
Architect: Feldman Architecture
Completion date: September 2010
Size of home: 2120 square feet
Project type: New Construction
Landscape designWonderland Garden & Landscape design, Melissa Jorgensen
Engineer: Bounmy Soumountha
Interior design consultant: Stephanie Zaharias Design
Custom stainless steel fabrication: The industrialists
Photos: Joe Fletcher

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