Oyenano   Columbia, CA  

This is a ceremonial space for a retreat center, modeled after one in West Africa.

In a departure from the original, the space is insulated with straw bale walls and a bale insulated roof.

Because the structure has to resist earthquake loads, it has a heavy round wood frame, obtained from dying trees on the property.

Exterior perspective of Oyenano. Click for larger version.
Exterior perspective of Oyenano
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