The house by Feldman Architecture in Palo Alto embraces nature

Lifted from the ground to protect the trees’ roots, the Californian house merges indoor and outdoor spaces thanks to large openings and surfaces extending beyond the building. 

Located in Palo Alto, not far from the city centre, The Sanctuary is a private residence surrounded by greenery and trees, source of inspiration to clients and architects in the renovation of the place. The project by Feldman Architecture consists of a structure lifted from the ground with the aim of protecting trees’ roots, surrounded by floor slabs that act as terraces. The studio also added an independent apartment on the second floor enclosed by a large balcony.

The interiors maintain a connection with nature, which becomes an extension of the house: large openings and windows make the architecture a whole with the surrounding landscape. The space appears open and organized by concrete walls that separate private from public areas. White marble floor makes the rooms even lighter, while the warm tones of Alaskan yellow cedar cover the ceiling and furnishings.

The Sanctuary
Palo Alto, California
Residential house
Feldman Architecture
Landscape architect:
Ground Studio
Baywest Builders
Structural engineer:
Strandberg Engineering
Civil engineer:
BKF Engineers
Geothermal engineer:
Romig Engineers Inc
Urban Tree Management
Area :
138 sqm

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