Walker Warner Architects 设计：Flowers Vineyard＆Winery花之屋
“我们的方法看似简单，”Walker Warner Architects负责人Brooks Walker说。“让自然主导，用建筑来构建体验。归根结底，这是关于这个地方的体验。”
“Our approach was deceptively simple,” notes Brooks Walker, principal at Walker Warner Architects. “Let nature dominate and use architecture to frame the experience. Ultimately, it’s about the experience of this place.”
Flowers‘ new guest experience breathes new life into a cherished local landmark to become a destination resort-style estate dedicated to the celebration of wine, food, and the natural landscape. Set within a redwood grove, the existing buildings were largely disconnected from their rich landscape. The strategy was to find ways to reconnect visitors to the landscape while reimagining what was a series of simple industrial buildings.
This reinvigorated journey began by investing the site with a sense of orientation. New pathways lead visitors from the parking area to the updated visitor center. Previously a warehouse, the new hospitality house provides guests with an orientation to the site and introduces the Flowers’ story.
As with the other existing on-site structures, the 15,700-square-foot hospitality house has been stained a shadowy black—inspired by the deep shade of the surrounding redwood grove—to help the buildings recede into the site and allow the landscape to become the focus.
Remodeling the existing structures rather than building anew aligned with the Flowers’ commitment to sustainability. The approach, which enabled most of the original structure to be ‘recycled,’ gave focus to the design efforts, elevating what was already present.
最大限度地利用了被动能源策略（低成本，高影响力），其中包括利用日光（天窗和大窗户）和遮荫（外部木板作为面纱，而周围的红木林提供了更多遮荫）。 通过艺术家埃文·希夫利（Evan Shively）用可修复的原木制成的大型大型功能性木质装置，增强了可持续性。
Passive energy strategies—low-cost, high-impact—were maximized and included taking advantage of daylight (skylight and large windows) and shade (exterior wood slats serve as a veil while the surrounding redwood grove offers additional shade). Sustainability is reinforced through several large, monumental functional wood installations made of salvaged logs by artist Evan Shively.
Tucked discretely into the landscape, the transformation involved adding a pop-up element at one end of the single-story hospitality house. The addition knits building with topography, resulting in a multi-level facility that preserves the modest vernacular forms while providing seamless access to the stunning views and gardens afforded by the hilltop.
通风的山顶结构是通往宽敞花园的过渡，并提供有遮蔽的座位和舒适空间，包括一个户外燃木烤箱。 得益于漂白的柏木壁板，内部明亮，完成了内外的阴阳（暗光）关系。 Walker Warner Architects的负责人Mike McCabe指出：“建筑表达是低调。”
The airy hilltop structure serves as a transition to the spacious gardens and provides sheltered seating and amenity spaces, including an outdoor wood-fired oven. The interiors are bright thanks to bleached cypress siding, completing the yin-yang (dark-light) relationship of outside to inside. “The architectural expression is understated,” notes Mike McCabe, principal at Walker Warner Architects.
“We designed House of Flowers to be an experience that reveals itself slowly. Each step is choreo-graphed and builds upon the preceding movement to emphasize contrasts and connections. It begins with the entry sequence through a grove of redwoods which leads you to the building with its dark stained exterior skin that’s nestled in the shadows. After moving along the path, the main entry's glowing interiors of bald cypress siding serve as a beacon that calls the visitor inside. After being greeted, you walk up the open-framed staircase and as you rise, the gardens and the dramatic views across the vineyards are framed and finally revealed, drawing you out into the landscape."
Guests can experience a variety of intimate gatherings areas to savor Flowers’ Sonoma Coast wines both inside as well as outside. Upon entering, guests are led to the second floor which includes the sun room, the dining room and living areas as well as more private spaces for VIP guests. The gardens, framed by existing refurbished rammed-earth walls, bring the experience into sharper focus, unfolding as a series of quiet eddies intended for gathering, tasting wine, and celebrating nature.
The site occupies the boundary between the gridded vineyard and agricultural fields of the Russian River and is situated amongst the oak-grassland foothills leading up to the coastal redwood forests that surround Flowers’ estate vineyards on the extreme Sonoma Coast. The terraced gardens feature plant communities indicative of each surrounding ecological typology.
New board-formed concrete walls were added to the landscape as needed, serving as a counterpoint and augmenting the series of exposed archaeologies. Together, landscape and architecture combine to provide a quiet refuge, a place to celebrate community and friends through the experience of wine.
建筑设计：Walker Warner Architects
项目团队：Mike McCabe, Brooks Walker, Sharon Okada, Matthew Marsten, Hana Bittner, Darcy Arioli, Vivi Lowery
室内设计：Maca Huneeus Design
景观设计：Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects