Mill Valley Courtyard Residence

This project page was created by community member Aidlin Darling Design

The site for this residence is a typical suburban lot not unlike any other in Northern California. The focus of the home is to create an internal sanctuary for a couple. The courtyard form emerged as a strategy to facilitate the ability to immerse oneself in nature while simultaneously providing separate but connected living space for guests. An industrial language of steel and corrugated siding reconnects the home to the land's historic agricultural roots.

Photo Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design
Photo Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design
Photo Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design
Photo Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design
Photo Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design
Photo Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design
Photo Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design
Photo Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design
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With a shared interest in exploring design across a wide range of scales, programs, and disciplines, partners Joshua Aidlin and David Darling started Aidlin Darling Design around a woodshop in 1997. With an emphasis on designing for all of the senses they have cultivated a diverse and collaborative studio that acts as the creative hub for an extended network of builders, fabricators, artists, engineers, chefs, and other collaborators. In recent years, the firm has garnered over 125 regional, national, and international awards including the Smithsonian’s Cooper- Hewitt’s 2013 National Design Award for their body of work, a James Beard Award, five American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum, two International Civic Trust Awards, and several awards from the AIA, IIDA, and ASLA.
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