American studio Waechter Architecture has renovated and expanded a winery facility, adding charred cedar cladding to an current creating and developing a tasting area with glass walls.
The Furioso Vineyards estate is positioned in the heart of wine nation in northwestern Oregon. The project – created by Portland-primarily based Waechter Architecture – entailed the renovation of an current facility, and the addition of a tasting area and outside space.
Furioso was founded in 2014, but its major vineyard was established in the early 1970s. The house formerly comprised a series of disconnected structures, like a steel-shed winery, storage facilities, and an region exactly where harvested grapes are processed, named the crush pad.
“Constructed in disparate designs and components, the estate lacked an general identity,” the group mentioned. “In addition, despite the fact that absolutely surrounded by vineyards, the buildings turned their back on the landscape, rather focusing on internal production.”
The architects sought to not only make a distinct identity for the house, but also give guests with immersing views of the landscape and wine-producing method.
The current winery was enlarged and re-clad in a screen produced of charred cedar. The wood battens cover each opaque walls and open-air mechanical rooms.
“Through the day, the physique of the creating requires on a strong look,” the group mentioned. “At evening, the screen requires on an ethereal, translucent character as interior illumination backlights the vertical cedar ribs.”
A two,100-square-foot (195-square=metre) tasting area was added to the south side of the creating. Resting atop a concrete plinth, the area hovers more than a field of grapevines. A basement level consists of a barrel area.
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Glazed on all 4 sides, the tasting area delivers panoramic views of the hilly landscape and an outside corridor. Assistance spaces, such as a kitchen and bathrooms, had been placed in the centre of the area in order to maintain the glass walls unobstructed.
“These help blocks are fabric clad and gracefully subdivide the bigger space into additional intimate zones,” the group mentioned.
Situated involving the winery and tasting area is a loggia, which frames views and supplies useful outside space. Through the harvest season, it serves as the winery’s crush pad, exactly where grapes are de-stemmed, sorted and crushed. When not in use for winemaking, the loggia can accommodate gatherings and events.
A new roof covers the winery, tasting area and loggia, serving as a unifying element. Constructed of corrugated steel, the canopy is positioned above the creating, enabling fresh air and organic light to pass via. Mechanical venting is handled in the interstitial space, enabling the roof planes to stay pure and uncluttered.
The metal canopy extends beyond the creating, assisting shade the 14-foot-higher (4-metre) glass walls that enclose the tasting area.
“Like every new piece of the winery, the floating roof seamlessly integrates functional challenges into a straightforward, however iconic style,” the group mentioned.
The project also involved the creation of a huge patio, which flows from the loggia and stretches along the east side of the creating. At the southern finish, the courtyard is elevated above the fields, resulting in a “dramatic horizon” as a visitor approaches from the other finish.
Founded in 2008, Waechter Architecture is led by architect Ben Waechter, who formerly worked at Allied Operates and Renzo Piano Developing Workshop. The studio has also renovated a century-old Portland property and made an all-white dwelling in the city.
Photography is by Lara Swimmer.