5. April 2019
The environmental design expresses the owner’s commitment to sustainable farming and wine production in Napa Valley
Juancarlos Fernandez, partner of Napa Valley-based firm Signum Architecture, designed Odette’s facility to reflect the elegance of the wines created there. Nestled in the valley’s eastern hills, the building’s living roof appears to have been pushed up from the earth. At the front of the building, sliding perforated aluminum screens in tall, voluptuous forms veil the winery’s covered crush pad and open-air workspace. Behind these screens, three repurposed shipping containers serve as comfortable and sophisticated winery laboratory and office space. Energy efficient design throughout the facility, on-site renewable energy created by solar panels, and conscientious use of building materials were some of the main factors in the project’s LEED Gold certification.