It was important for the farm buildings to feel at home in their agricultural surroundings, yet also reflect Belcampo's dynamic mission and company goals. The site itself is stunning - miles of farmland and wilderness beneath the towering Mt. Shasta.
The program components include a culinary kitchen, food production facility, event space and farm office. The buildings were designed to take advantage of their natural surroundings and protect from Siskiyou County's at times extreme weather conditions, from blistering summer sun to harsh winter winds. The buildings are arranged to form a protective interior courtyard, with large roof overhangs that create both a wind- and sun-break.
Both buildings incorporate key moments of glazing for maximum usable daylight and to provide expansive ranch-land and mountain views for occupants. The cupola structures that span the length of the production kitchen and farm office are significant features of the daylighting strategy, providing additional bounced light and an open, airy quality in the primary spaces.