Herzog & de Meuron
Project
1995
Realization
1996-1998
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Process

Site plan. The grounds before construction. Aerial view of the winery before construction.

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Ground plan of upper floor. Ground plan of first floor. Longitudinal section.

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Detail section of wall structure: stone baskets of steel construction. Supporting wall against landslides. Hut made of layered natural stones.

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Section model of the access to the winery.

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Initial mock-up with baskets in the architects’ yard. Mock-up of the façade on site. Scale of the winery. Natural stones in front of the partially finished façade.

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The prefabricated concrete panels are placed with a crane. View of the interior of the concrete core. The entrance to the winery with the steel structure for the baskets. The clients, Cherise and Christian Moueix. The steel structure of the ceiling. Interior work. Roof and support structure for the natural stone façade.

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The baskets were woven on site. Access to the partially finished winery. Inspection of a finished façade section. The stones were presorted by hand and filled into the baskets. A worker weaves the baskets with wire. The various stone sizes provide the façade with a lively structure. The tank shimmers through the large stones.

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The metal mesh of the winery’s gate changes its transparency with the light. An elegant bridge stretches across a small stream on the access road. The roof with skylight boxes between stones from the façade material. The natural stones allow for plays of light inside the building. The use of a mesh door takes up the subject of transparency. The office installations are realized in glass. The office installations are realized in glass.

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The view to the outside is filtered. The fermentation tanks behind the natural stone walls. The first harvest is brought in. Grape containers in the fermentation storage. The shell of the barrel basement. The heart of the house with oak barrels and a tasteful aesthetic. The door to the tasting room outside the barrel storage from inside. Reflection of the landscape in the door to the tasting room.

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Making opposites tangible: the heaviness and mass of the stone from the outside.

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The immaterial lightness of the light in the reflections inside the winery.

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Team

Facts

Planning
This project was developed in collaboration with an architect licensed in the state of California acting as the "Architect of Record". Herzog & de Meuron is not licensed to practice architecture in the state of California.
Architect Planning: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
General Planning: Wright Contracting, Inc, Santa Rosa, USA
Construction Management: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Construction Management: Valley Architects, San Francisco, USA
Electrical Engineering : Hansen & Slaughter, Inc., San Rafael, USA
HVAC Engineering: Larkin & Associates, Sebastopol, USA
Plumbing Engineering : Larkin & Associates, Sebastopol, USA
Structural Engineering: Zucco Fagent Associates, Santa Rosa, Califorinia, USA
Building Data
Gross floor area (GFA): 44'131 sqft, 4'100 sqm
Footprint: 36'597 sqft, 3'400 sqm
Gross volume (GV): 932'308 cbft, 26'400 cbm
Links
www.dominusestate.com

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 1992-1996. The Complete Works. Volume 3.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Chinese ed. Beijing, China Architecture & Building Press, 2010. Vol. No. 3.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2007.” 2nd rev. ed. Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, 2007.

Fernando Márquez Cecilia, Richard Levene (Eds.): “El Croquis. Herzog & de Meuron 1981-2000. Between the Face and the Landscape. The Cunning of Cosmetics. Entre el Rostro y el Paisaje. La Astucia de la Cosmética.” 2nd adv. and rev. ed. Vol. No. 60+84, Madrid, El Croquis, 2005.

Nobuyuki Yoshida (Ed.): “Architecture and Urbanism. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2002.” Tokyo, A+U Publishing Co., Ltd., 02.2002.

Herzog & de Meuron. Natural History.” Edited by: Philip Ursprung. Exh. Cat. “Herzog & de Meuron. Archaeology of the Mind.” Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. 23 October 2002 – 6 April 2003. 2nd ed. Baden, Lars Müller, 2005.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva. Herzog & de Meuron 1980-2000.” Vol. No. 77, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, 07.1999.

Mirko Zardini: “Il Muro, la Pelle e il “Decorated Shed”. The Wall, the Skin, the “Decorated Shed”.” In: Vincenzo Pavan (Ed.). “Spazio Pietra Architettura. Space Stone Architecture. Premio Internazionale Architetture di Pietra. International Award Architecture in Stone.” Milano, Faenza S.p.A., 1999. pp. 50-55.

Jacques Herzog, Sabine Kraft, Christian Kühn: “Mit allen Sinnen spüren. Jacques Herzog im Gespräch mit Sabine Kraft und Christian Kühn.” In: Sabine Kraft, Nikolaus Kuhnert, Günther Uhlig (Eds.). “Archplus. Zeitschrift für Architektur und Städtebau. Architektur natürlich.” Vol. No. 142, Aachen, ARCH+ Verlag GmbH, 07.1998. pp. 32-39.

Raymund Ryan: Memories of Light, Curtains of Stone. In: Nobuyuki Yoshida (Ed.). “Architecture and Urbanism. Architecture in Stone.” Vol. No. 331, Tokyo, A+U Publishing Co., Ltd., 04.1998. pp. 24-27.

Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger, Harry Gugger: “Three Current Projects. Tate Gallery of Modern Art at Bankside in London. Kunstkiste Bonn. Dominus Winery Yountville-Napa. In: Herzog & de Meuron. Urban Projects. Collaboration with Artists. Three Current Projects. Exh. Cat. Architectures of Herzog & de Meuron: Portraits by Thomas Ruff.” TN Probe Exhibition Space, Tokyo. 22 November 1996 – 9 January 1997. Tokyo, TN Probe Toriizaka Networking, 1997. Vol. No. 4. pp. 119-141.