Architects Challenge 2015 Best in Show Winner
Architect Name: Nick Noyes
Architecture Firm: Nick Noyes Architecture
Location: Healdsburg, CA
“We loved the sophisticated simplicity of this residence. The disciplined use of windows and doors made each opening purposeful. The breakdown into smaller forms, of an otherwise large home, was much appreciated.” – Jury member
This single-family residence is composed of four iconic metal-roofed gabled wings that are connected by an open breezeway and transparent entry and passage zones fabricated from a steel window-and-door system. The employment of passive and active solar strategies, along with the use of salvaged wood and sustainable products such as composite siding, metal roofing and Marvin clad windows and doors combine to create a maintenance-free exterior and an environmentally responsible building. The flexibility that Marvin products afford played a large role in this project. The range of sizes, options and details offered by Marvin allowed a design with very exacting standards.