Architecture, Residential GA


Architecture, Residential GA

Aidlin Darling Design

Two modest volumes, benched gently into the hillside, open to a floating glass bar just as the ground drops away. This perch at the edge of a pine forest allows for a layered sequence of heightened sensorial experience, moving from grounded enclosure to revelation and suspension over the valley floor. The design appropriates outdoor space, using screened openings, operable glass walls, and generously shaded decks to create a gradual transition from the wild natural landscape to a materially warm interior. Spaces are arranged to enable the convivial spirit of a wine country gathering, while providing moments of solitude akin to being in a tree house.

Key Team Members

Architects, Aidlin Darling Design
Principals, Joshua Aidlin, David Darling
Project Architecture, Cherie Lau
Project Team, Michael Pierry
General Contractor, McIntosh Builders, Inc
Surveyor & Civil Engineer, Lescure Engineers, Inc.
Geotechnical Engineer, RGH Consultants
Structural Engineer, Berkeley Structural Design
Landscape Design-builder:, Dexter Estate Landscapes

About the organization

Aidlin Darling Design bridges the demands of artistic endeavor, environmental responsibility, functional pragmatics, and financial considerations. As a multidisciplinary firm, we believe that innovations discovered through the process of design and construction can be applied to projects of any scale, use, or purpose.

Partners Joshua Aidlin and David Darling have cultivated a team that strives to deliver the highest level of project management, service, and design. Our approach is client and site specific, and questions conventional assumptions. A collaborative process with clients, consultants, fabricators, and builders allows an open and impassioned exploration and enables a clear understanding of appropriate solutions. In each project, we seek to uncover an inherent spirit of place and interpret constraints as catalysts for performative design. The individual character of each project emerges through poetic spatial relationships, material richness, and exacting detail.

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