Herzog & de Meuron
Project
1997-2002, 2004-2008
Realization
2007-2015
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Process

The parklike site among mature oak trees with breathtaking views of Napa Valley.

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Video art as an integral part of everyday life: Matthew Barney’s characters on the curved glass walls, blending with mirror images of the landscape; Gary Hill’s “Viewer” in the garage.

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The immaterial reality of video art is to become tangible in this building.

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The fishlike shape of the pavilion recedes under a large separate roof.

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Four curved walls alternating between exterior and interior create a large, fluid space within which zones of varying public accessibility are dedicated to specific functions.

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A 1:1 mock-up shows the transparent glass walls; elevation, floor plans of the pavilion and lower level.

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After a break in construction work, the design and scale of the glass pavilion were modified.

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Model studies of the partially mirrored glazing, the central spiral stairway and the driveway.

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The pavilion is designed with an extremely slim roof; the art is housed primarily on the lower level.

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Driveway, pool and separate entrance to the art rooms: floor plans, elevation and sections.

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The new glass pavilion under construction incorporates the darkroom box realized in the first phase, and its skylight, like an archaeological find.

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Final construction photographs

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

Client
Richard and Pamela Kramlich, San Francisco, CA
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.
Design Consultant (Phase I) : Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Executive Architect (Phase I) : Valley Architects, St Helena, CA, USA
Landscape Design (Phase I) : Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Landscape Design (Phase I) : Molly Chappellet, San Francisco, CA, USA
Construction Management (Phase I) : Nancy Batt and Associates Project Management, St Helena, CA, USA
Mechanical Engineering (Phase I) : Arup, San Francisco, CA, USA
Structural Engineering (Phase I) : Zucco Fagent Associates, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Design Consultant (Phase II) : Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Executive Architect (Phase II) : Tanner Hecht, San Francisco, CA, USA
Construction Management (Phase II) : Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co, San Francisco, CA, USA
Electrical Engineering (Phase II) : Suite 16, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Mechanical Engineering (Phase II): Gayner Engineers, San Francisco, CA, USA
Plumbing Engineering (Phase II) : Matt Williamson, San Francisco, CA, USA
Structural Engineering (Phase II) : Forrell & Elsesser, San Francisco, CA, USA
Landscape Design (Phase II): Richard Berridge, St Helena, CA, USA (2012-2015)
Landscape Design (Phase II) : Peter Walker and Partners, Berkeley, CA, USA (2004)
Landscape Design (Phase II) : Blasen, San Anselmo, CA, USA (2004-2012)
General Contractor (Phase II): Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co., San Francisco, CA, USA
Specialist / Consulting
Acoustic Consulting (Phase II) : Charles M. Salter Associates, San Francisco, CA, USA
Acoustic Consulting (Phase II) : Mei Wu Acoustics, Redwood City, CA, USA
Lighting Consulting (Phase II): Artistic Lighting & Electrical, San Rafael, CA, USA
Energy Consulting (Phase II): Energy Soft, Novato, CA, USA
Gastronomy Consulting (Phase II): Michael Tusk, San Francisco, CA, USA
Glazing Consulting (Phase II): SGH, San Francisco, CA, USA
Contractors
Plumbing (Phase II): Dowdle & Sons Mechanical, American Canyon, CA, USA
Heating and Cooling (Phase II): Allied Heating and Air Conditioning, San Rafael, CA, USA
Electrical (Phase II): Decker Electric, San Francisco, CA, USA
Architectural Metals (Phase II): A. Zahner, Kansas City, MO, USA
Casework Contractor (Phase II): Burnett & Sons, Sacramento, CA, USA
Circular Stairs (Phase II): Kreysler & Associates, American Canyon, CA, USA
Concrete Topping Slabs (Phase II): Bay Area Concrete, Livermore, CA, USA
Glazing Contractor (Phase II): O’Reilly & Faina Glass Co., San Francisco, CA, USA
Architectural Concrete (Phase II): Concreteworks Studio, Oakland, CA, USA
Architectural Woodwork (Phase II): Burnett & Sons Planning Mill & Lumber Co., Inc. Sacramento, CA, USA
Audiovisual (Phase II): Audiovisions, San Rafael, CA, USA
Wood Glazed Doors (Phase II): Quantum Inc., Everett, WA, USA
Barn Doors & Custom Stainless Steel (Phase II): DeVincenzi Architectural Products, Burlingame, CA, USA
Structural Steel & Miscellaneous (Phase II): Ogletree’s Inc., St. Helena, CA, USA
Building Data
Site Area: 886'663 sqft, 82'373 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 37'000 sqft, 3'437 sqm
Number of levels: 3
Footprint: 22'001 sqft, 2'043 sqm
Length: 210 ft, 64 m
Width: 128 ft, 39 m
Height: 38 ft, 11 m
Gross volume (GV): 392'000 cbft, 11'100 cbm

Bibliography

Nicolas Olsberg, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron: “The Work in Progress.” In: Nicholas Olsberg (Ed.). “The Kramlich Residence and Collection.” Berlin, Hatje Cantz, 2019. pp. 55-121.

Intersections: “A Conversation. Aebhric Coleman, Pamela & Richard Kramlich, Pierre de Meuron, Jacques Herzog, Nicholas Olsberg and Nicholas Serota.” In: Nicholas Olsberg (Ed.). “The Kramlich Residence and Collection.” Berlin, Hatje Cantz, 2019. pp. 47-53.

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 1997-2001. The Complete Works. Volume 4.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 2008. Vol. No. 4.

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.

Herzog & de Meuron. Naturgeschichte.” 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.

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

Fernando Márquez Cecilia, Richard Levene (Eds.): El Croquis. Herzog & de Meuron 1998-2002. “La Naturaleza del Artificio. The Nature of Artifice.” Vol. No. 109/110, Madrid, El Croquis, 2002.

Sibylle Omlin: “Überlagerung von öffentlich und privat. Die Kramlich Residenz und Media Sammlung von Herzog & de Meuron in Oakville, Napa Valley.” In: Alex Aepli (Ed.). “Werk, Bauen + Wohnen. Besondere Museen.” Vol. No. 11, Zurich, Werk AG, 11.2001. pp. 40-45.

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.

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