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Nestled just blocks away from the iconic Monterey Bay Aquarium, Casa Museo in Pacific Grove, California, is a testament to the fusion of heritage and innovation. This transformative project revolves around the renovation and expansion of a 1946 church, breathing new life into its underutilized space.

Designed to house an art gallery and multiple lodging units, Casa Museo's expansion is not just about adding space; it's a meticulous dance of form and function. An innovative carport forms the base, supporting two levels of units. An exterior corten steel stairway elegantly connects the structure, weaving a narrative of architectural excellence.

This addition isn't just a physical extension; it's an experience. Decks at each level provide panoramic viewpoints, inviting residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Bay. Casa Museo isn't just a building; it's a canvas for the soul.

Embarking on such a visionary project comes with its set of challenges. AWH Architects, with a keen eye on ENERGY, WATER, and REUSE, navigated zoning complexities with the city and the overarching coastal commission. The result is not just a project—it's a harmonious blend of sustainability, functionality, and aesthetic finesse.

As Casa Museo unfolds, it promises to be more than a structure; it's a story waiting to be told. AWH Architects eagerly await the evolution of this unique project, excited about the artistry, innovation, and sustainable practices that will shape its narrative. Casa Museo isn't just a space; it's a canvas where the past and the future converge in a dance of architectural brilliance.

Casa Museo

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client:

Private

status:

UN-BUILT

year:

2022

LOCATION:

Pacific Grove, CA

sIZE:

7100 SF

USE:

Commercial

COLLABORATORS:

Whitson Engineers
Kyler Engineering

VALUES:

ENERGY
WATER
REUSE

VALUE DETAILS:

Solar Panels
Water Collection
Panoramic Viewpoints

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