From the very start it was clear that the landscape around the villa should be preserved as much as possible. A basement was created for the house and the ground floor is semi-positioned in the slope of the hill. The first floor towers above the partially glazed ground floor and the undulating dune landscape. Both the northerly and southerly facades of the first floor are largely made of glass, while the easterly and westerly facades have a more closed character. The closed facade areas on the first floor are made of coloured, sustainable timber.
Cal Fire said flames consumed about 60 acres in little more than two hours in the hills of a Bay Area community, Sanders Ranch Police have ordered evacuations as a fast-moving wildfire spreads in the hills of a San Francisco Bay Area community. Firefighters in the Moraga-Orinda area responded to the scene near the St Mary’s College campus early Thursday. The school did not immediately appear threatened.