One is for a client who purchased the infamous, 45 acre Bob Weir ranch (Grateful Dead) in Nicasio (one of the most beautiful, quiet villages in Marin County, CA). The other is a two story, LEED certified, strawbale compound outside the city of Sonoma, CA on 35 acres. The Nicasio project has already won a design award for it's modern concrete and glass design. The other will be a working organic farm with focus on hand plaster walls, local stonework, reclaimed douglas fir woodwork, stained concrete floors, a living roof and state of the art, heat sink sand beds to contain the solar driven energy storage.
We inserted 1 inch thick pieces of Lexan plastic into the concrete pour of the Nicasio project to create a light window through the wall. More pics as these projects develop.