Aidlin Darling Design, Windhover Contemplative Center in Palo Alto
Photos: Matthew Millman
Within the Stanford campus, at the heart of Silicon Valley, this gallery shelters the Windhover series by the American artist Nathan Oliveira (1928–2010), who taught in this university for over three decades. Conceived as a place for calm and contemplation away from the academic bustle around, the project of the San Francisco practice of Joshua Aidlin and David Darling was recently distinguished in the 2016 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture. For the walls of rammed earth, they sought the tone that would best complement the paintings. The works can be seen from outside through glass partitions. This accentuates the limits between interior and exterior, where wood, stone, and pools of water combine in an environment designed by the landscaping firm of Andrea Cochran.
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