RETREAT VILLAGE, MENDOCINO
A private ecological retreat/art installation designed and built for Nonchalance Productions near the town of Mendocino, CA. The practical intent of the install is housing for artist retreats; the artistic intent is to immerse visitors in the ecological fabric of the redwood forest. The building materials–mostly clay and wood- are from the site or the immediate area. Techniques used include cob, lightweight fiber-clay, adobe plasters, site-constructed glue lam beams, and earthen floors with radiant heat.