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Casa Sagrada

The owner’s desire was for a home blending Asian design characteristics with Southwestern architecture, developed within a small building envelope with significant building height limitations as dictated by local zoning. Even though the size of the property was 20 acres, the steep, tree covered terrain made for challenging site conditions, as the owner wished to preserve as many trees as possible while also capturing key views.
For the solution we first turned to vernacular Chinese villages as a prototype, specifically their varying pitched roofed buildings clustered about a central town square. We translated that to an entry courtyard opened to the south surrounded by a U-shaped, pitched roof house that merges with the topography. We then incorporated traditional Japanese folk house design detailing, particularly the tradition of hand crafted wood joinery. The result is a home reflecting the desires and heritage of the owners while at the same time respecting the historical architectural character of the local region.

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sercri added this to sercri's ideas
November 17, 2014
rhondaredden added this to entry
November 13, 2014
Instead if square for entry/dining??
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July 2, 2014
door ways
Daphne Thompson added this to Living Room Ideas
June 13, 2014
moon doors
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May 21, 2014
A moon gate between rooms works great in thick walls and makes the transition from one room to another more real.
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May 5, 2014
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April 27, 2014
moon gate interior
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April 26, 2014
moon gate inside
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March 24, 2014
J'aime la peinture chinoise.
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March 23, 2014
the design
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March 16, 2014
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March 16, 2014
interior moongate
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March 16, 2014
indoor moon gate. Perfect for the entrance to a meditation space
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March 14, 2014
Round doors
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February 22, 2014
abio9 added this to kathleen house
February 10, 2014
to use in living area
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January 17, 2014
Moon opening
Jessi Hans added this to Home Ideas
December 18, 2013
Penny Jenkins added this to kitchen
September 29, 2013
Circle wall opening
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September 28, 2013
Hobbit home!!
janerik7004 added this to Dining Room Ideas
September 10, 2013
so unique interior entry ways
yoboseiyo added this to Asian Influence
August 14, 2013
i love moon doors so much.
emzyc added this to emzyc's Ideas
August 8, 2013
awesome idea for doorway feature
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August 3, 2013
Love it all.
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July 29, 2013
moongate indoors
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July 27, 2013
Moon doorway
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July 27, 2013
Portico/ Portal
skissun1 added this to skissun1's Ideas
July 25, 2013
love this to enter the sitting room with pyramid
jrzydesign added this to New house dreams
July 24, 2013
Why not? the thick wall could be a wall of shelves on the living side and a closet on the entry side
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July 22, 2013
moon gate
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July 19, 2013
lounge design
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July 18, 2013
Like stone flooring..
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July 17, 2013
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July 16, 2013
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July 16, 2013
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July 15, 2013
love the arch
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July 15, 2013
Future plans for vanilla
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July 15, 2013
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July 15, 2013
Interior: Circular doorway
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July 15, 2013
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July 15, 2013
Have never seen this design that separates the kitchen from the living room. Great idea for me.
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July 15, 2013
Portal Lunar
kadmpil added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 15, 2013
verry nice
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July 15, 2013
teh entrances
David Carl added this to Living Room Ideas
July 15, 2013
Darla Jeanice added this to Dream house
July 14, 2013
"Moon gates"
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July 14, 2013
doorway somewhere
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July 14, 2013
enter the oasis
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July 14, 2013
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July 14, 2013
interior moon gate
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July 14, 2013
moon gate inside
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July 14, 2013
Moon gates can be used indoors as well. As a portal between rooms, especially in a thick wall, a moon gate makes all the more real the transition from one place to another.
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July 14, 2013
Like the 3 panels - Hall?
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July 14, 2013
round door
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July 14, 2013
Hobbit entrance to room? Done in natural wood...
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July 14, 2013
basement idea
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July 14, 2013
Indoor moon door
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July 14, 2013
circular doorway leading from one room to another
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July 14, 2013
Moon door ( interior )
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July 14, 2013
moon gate
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July 14, 2013
Moon door gate
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July 14, 2013
Moon gates can be used indoors as well. As a portal between rooms, especially in a thick wall, a moon gate makes all the more real the transition from one place to another.
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July 14, 2013
The moon gates
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July 14, 2013
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July 14, 2013
It is new & beautiful
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July 14, 2013
cool doorway
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July 14, 2013
inside moon gate
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July 14, 2013
Note the overhead natural light! Flowing, gorgeous design!
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July 14, 2013
entry way to dining
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July 14, 2013
Discover an Ancient Portal Design Full of Meaning Photo 1 of 4 In its traditional form, the moon gate is a round opening in a wall. Even when the wall is transparent, more virtual than real, the moon gate provides an opening in the barrier and a connection between two worlds. And this traveling between the two worlds becomes even more pronounced as you step up and over the threshold. Leonard Design Asso
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July 14, 2013
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July 14, 2013
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July 14, 2013
would be cool to have a round doorway in a house somewhere
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July 14, 2013
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July 14, 2013
Circular enterance
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July 14, 2013
Moon gate... symbolizing the cohesiveness of family of family
Michael Taylor Interiors added this to Make a statement
July 14, 2013
A moon gate could be a real eye catching design element in a home. It has great meaning as a circle of strength and life for a family life....I think I will incorporate this on my next client build.
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July 14, 2013
Moon gate love this!
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July 14, 2013
enso portal
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July 14, 2013
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July 14, 2013
For my house
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July 14, 2013
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July 14, 2013
Do this to a log wall!
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July 14, 2013
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July 14, 2013
Moon portals between rooms!
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July 14, 2013
Moon gate
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July 14, 2013
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July 14, 2013
Internal moon gate
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July 12, 2013
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July 12, 2013
What's not to love?
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July 12, 2013
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July 11, 2013
Circular doorway!!!
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March 10, 2013
Asian home
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February 17, 2013
Round entrance and interesting framed art
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January 14, 2013
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December 20, 2012
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November 17, 2012
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October 31, 2012
Moon gate
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October 9, 2012
awesome barrel opening
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September 10, 2012
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September 1, 2012
like the pictures
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July 30, 2012
Love the opening
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