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Berkeley Courtyard House contemporary-exterior

Berkeley Courtyard House

Photo Credit: David Stark Wilson

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claremoore wrote:
What are the exterior sections made of?
   Comment   December 14, 2011
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The paving in this image is stained concrete with bands of black granite cobbles. The siding is zinc.
March 20, 2012 at 10:36am   
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jasonyang9 wrote:
Dimensions? - How wide is the courtyard? Thanks!
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Designed by local architect David S. Wilson of WA Design for a recently retired couple from the East Coast, the house is separated into three buildings linked by walkways. The approach to the house is from the road to the west, up the driveway that ends in one of the structures: a three-car garage with a studio on the second floor. (In this photo the garage is out of sight, behind us and to the left.) Here we see the other two buildings as we glance westward: On the left are the living areas, and on the right are the sleeping rooms.
In certain conditions glass walkways can disappear, as in this courtyard house in Berkeley, California, designed by WA Design. Full-height panes with silicone joints are one means of ensuring continuity of views in exterior spaces. The decision to do something like this should be tempered by considerations for wildlife, particularly birds. (I'm speaking generally, not about this house, for which it may not be a problem.) To discourage birds from hitting glass, certain films — or something as simple as cutouts of birds — can be applied to the glass.

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