Frontier Project Designed by HMC Architects
Ryan Beck
Frontier Project Designed by HMC Architects
Oct 03, 2011 A California water district educates the public on green living with a demonstration building
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Frontier Project Designed by HMC Architects_01 The floor-to-ceiling glazing of the main exhibition space allows abundant natural light into the Frontier Project. Poured concrete walls with aggregate exposed demonstrate the raw beauty of building materials.
Frontier Project Designed by HMC Architects_02 Salvaged from vats of local wineries, redwood louvers screen and delineate the terrazzo staircase. Leading to the center’s roof terrace, the stair treads incorporate discarded glass fragments donated by the community’s residents.
Frontier Project Designed by HMC Architects_03 The exhibition hall’s glazed wall opens onto the main courtyard of drought-resistant plants and permeable concrete. The mostly bamboo kitchen (rear) demonstrates green kitchen design.
Frontier Project Designed by HMC Architects_04 Mid-century modern pieces were donated to the Frontier Project by Herman Miller.
Frontier Project Designed by HMC Architects_05 What initially was conceived as a demonstration house grew into a 15,000-square-foot building that has received Platinum-level certification in the LEED® for New Construction category.