Valley Architects LLP, Napa Valley, California

Dominus Estate, Napa Valley

Valley Architects was the resident architecture firm for Dominus Estate, working in concert with Pritzker Prize winner Herzog & de Meuron Architects of Basel, Switzerland. This ground breaking and much publicized winery facility was designed to work within the natural landscape with its long, low rock facade blending beautifully with the vineyard and surrounding hills. The linear plan was developed to work with the evolution of the product from picked fruit to bottled wine. A hallmark of this internationally acclaimed firm, rock from a nearby quarry is used to sheath the building in a solid yet transparent skin.

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Valley Architects, Dominus Estate, Napa Valley, California

Photography: Robert Divers Herrick II

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