Project profile: Sawmill

Apr 19, 2018

Set in California’s harsh Mojave Desert, Sawmill offers a new model for the sustainable single-family home. The client brief called for a self-sufficient home that maximized connection between architecture and nature, and between family members inside. The 5,200 SF concrete block, steel and glass home is designed to stand up to the severe climate of the fire-prone Tehachapi Mountains. Demonstrating that high design can also be high performance, Sawmill is a net-zero home that operates completely off the grid.

Sawmill; Tehachapi, California; Olson Kundig

Building program type(s): Residential – Single-Family detached

(2018 AIA COTE Top Ten award recipient)

AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
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The American Institute of Architects

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