The Caterpillar House

Caterpillar House


From Architecture, The People, Places, and Ideas Driving Contemporary Design

Design Bureau, Special Edition

Carmel, CA

The Caterpillar House lives up to it’s name. Its low, broad roof sweeps over the homes simple S-shaped form, blending it into the spectacular landscape of the Santa Lucia Preserve. And in his own way, architect Jonathan Feldman even put nature to work for the home, using ground excavated from the site to build up Caterpillar’s rammed earth walls. “We brought the design to nature in a respectful and exciting way,” he says.