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ADAMVS WINERY - Angwin, California

Senior Architect for Melander Architects, Inc. 

After purchasing a small 67 acre vineyard on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, the Owners hired Melander Architects to remodel an existing Production Facility and design a new iconic tasting room for small groups by-appointment-only.  The tasting site is comprised of two separate buildings-- an open and airy Tasting Room and an opaque Wine Library housing support spaces, arranged across an outdoor courtyard with views up and down the vineyard.  The Tasting Room consists of three layers: an open-plan column-free glass pavilion, a perimeter of free-standing sculptural log walls, and a dematerialized "ghost structure" canopy above based on a tin shed demolished from the site.  The Wine Library is a custom site-cast concrete building, imprinted with the boards of old shed facades from the winery property.
  

TASTING ROOM WITH RETRACTABLE SKYLIGHT ABOVE

TASTING ROOM WITH RETRACTABLE SKYLIGHT ABOVE

LOG WALL & GLASS PERIMETER

LOG WALL & GLASS PERIMETER

WEST ELEVATION

WEST ELEVATION

VIEW FROM TASTING ROOM ACROSS COURTYARD TO WINE LIBRARY

VIEW FROM TASTING ROOM ACROSS COURTYARD TO WINE LIBRARY

VIEW INTO TASTING ROOM FROM COURTYARD

VIEW INTO TASTING ROOM FROM COURTYARD

TASTING ROOM WITH SERVING CABINETS OPEN

TASTING ROOM WITH SERVING CABINETS OPEN

SKIP-SHEATHED WOOD "GHOST STRUCTURE"  ABOVE

SKIP-SHEATHED WOOD "GHOST STRUCTURE"  ABOVE

WINE LIBRARY BOARD-FORMED CONCRETE WALLS WITH FLUSH WOOD DOORS & SHUTTER

WINE LIBRARY BOARD-FORMED CONCRETE WALLS WITH FLUSH WOOD DOORS & SHUTTER

WINE LIBRARY EXTERIOR WITH FLUSH WOOD DOORS

WINE LIBRARY EXTERIOR WITH FLUSH WOOD DOORS

WINE LIBRARY WITH RETRACTABLE ROOF OPEN

WINE LIBRARY WITH RETRACTABLE ROOF OPEN

UNFINISHED CYPRESS PIVOTING WINE STORAGE WALLS

UNFINISHED CYPRESS PIVOTING WINE STORAGE WALLS

WINE LIBRARY WITH DOORS OPEN TO VINEYARD

WINE LIBRARY WITH DOORS OPEN TO VINEYARD

WINE LIBRARY PERSPECTIVE STUDY

WINE LIBRARY PERSPECTIVE STUDY

TASTING ROOM SECTION

TASTING ROOM SECTION

WINE LIBRARY BOARD FORMWORK UNDER CONSTRUCTION

WINE LIBRARY BOARD FORMWORK UNDER CONSTRUCTION

TEAM COLLABORATION DIAGRAM

TEAM COLLABORATION DIAGRAM

PRODUCTION FACILITY TANK ROOM

PRODUCTION FACILITY TANK ROOM

CHEF'S KITCHEN

CHEF'S KITCHEN

ADAMVUS AT NIGHT

ADAMVUS AT NIGHT

Photo Credit: Photos 1-17, Michael Hospelt, other images and drawings by Peter Benoit