Design Components

Portal

Entry access to Moondance sets the tone for the entire site.  We have no blacktop – we are washed, crushed 5/8ths: Clean, compacted, looking good. Chosen for the slight rise and the approach under a likely copse of firs, Strong Lane follows a natural path to the Porte Cochere. From there it leads to the garage, and follows the slight decline to the exit.

 

Strong Lane

Flowing through the site is a multi-purpose event: A drain system, a connecting system for various delivery spots, a bicycle route and a parking format (invisible to the outside) – the driveway. One way, beginning to end, it is a river of activity and very force- conscious.

Parking is a serious force; Strong Lane is long and wide. We aim Strong Lane to have as much length as we can, and we park along its borders. Two or three cars here and there in areas where access is easy and secure takes care of a lot of traffic.

 

Infinity Trails

As arteries and veins connect our systems, so do the infinity trails connect the heart, lungs and guts of Moondance. These trails were created by removing dead and dangerous fire debris – instrumental in our Wild Sitecrafting methodologies (answering the force of fire prevention).

The trails are hand-made with local labor forces and are filled with high grade bark from all the trimmings on the site.

Carbon mindfulness is important, and we do not remove anything from our sites. The trucks required are way beyond what we will be satisfied with, so we use all of our usually exportable materials like dirt and wood.

Excavations always result in extra dirt. We will use ours to great advantage on site, creating mountain groups for spices and herbs, with our owners in mind.

 

Mansard Roof 10’ Drip-edge and Footing Drain

Northwest rooftops are usually less than a foot (and we are in rain country) with their gutters (that fill up every year) from a drip-edge. We don’t do that. The exterior wall is covered for 10’, everywhere. All openings have the potential for sidewalk cafes and coffee houses – the perimeter is open and covered. This is an automatic Arcade around the perimeter making it a very lengthy, and utilitarian; it connects many times with the interior.

The roof drains cascade into rain barrels by chains, fill the footing drains that fill the rills that fill the retention ponds that you drink from, swim in and enjoy having for many reasons.

 

Porte Cochere

Drop off your passengers under the sheltering gable; plenty of room for water features, gardens and a clear path to the Foyer.

                                               

Airlock Foyer

Capacious entry allows chi to accumulate and flow inside as the door opens. Scented groups of flowers congregate outside the entry door and aromatic breezes follow you in. Plenty of space for guest coats, shoes and personal gear.

 The Greeting Kiosk welcomes guests to Moondance, and guides them on.

 

 

Heavy Timber Entry Door

Massive handcrafted door beckons, possessing qualities of welcome and

denial. Large brass porthole provides passive observation.

 

Alpha 6 - Operations Center

The brains of the outfit, containing main computer, server, wifi, security station and optional Farraday Cage. Cutting edge ‘smart house’ standards will be required:

                Security Source

                Farraday Cage

                Master Computer for Venue Computers

                All Venue Processing

 

Public House

No-touch Restrooms

Food, Wine and Beer

4 T.V.s

Open to Commons, Atrix and Traffic Route

Billiards, Ping Pong and Darts

 

Library

Critical Ambient Lighting, Skylights

Books Banked Midroom

Big Book Reading Ramps with Chairs, Rails and Elevations

Walls, Floor and Roof Soundproofed

Access to coffee

 

Grand Marquee Cinema

Modeled to 50’s Designs, Posters

Refreshment Counter/Bar

Walls, Floor and Roof Soundproofed

 

Coffee/Tea Pod

Lounging area with great view to the south

 

Forum Performance Center

Opens onto Beach, Eatery, Commons and Atrix

Indoor and Outdoor Performances

  • Speakers
  • Players
  • Actors
  • Musicians
  • Meetings
  • Teachings
  • Exercise Groups
  • Dance Classes
  • Volleyball

 

Recording Studio / Radio Station

This is a high end design and has all the latest gear. The walls are doubled with sound insulation weaved in through the framing. With an indoor and outdoor performance capability the Recording Studio was a no brainer.

 

Atrix  (Atrium in the Matrix)

The outside inside is an ocean of air and space. Citrus trees, fir trees and cascades from lofty trellis’ form the lungs for the venue, and fills the air with fragrance. There is a tasting cellar and a gas-lit open flame. An indoor Jungle, the Atrix (fine points TBD) has exceptional features:

Self – watering

Cascading Biologicals

Southface Ambience

Rift (Tasting Cellar)

Open Flame Pit

Water Features

General Conformity tbd

 

Food Circle

Garden Grove (Permaculture Domain)

Self-watering Curved Raised Bed System

Herbal, Spice Mountain Range (excavation material used onsite to lower carbon footprint)

Garden Gable

Having multiple purposes this structure is the beginning of the food route. It is open with a covering gable, tool storage, area with wet tub for produce rendering, concrete floor for compost and mixing area close to garden dirt.

 

Kitchen Network

Thoughtful design is rarely used in the proper handling of recycle and refuse, yet it is a huge force when the systems are not set up properly. It is a force we devote much time and thought to, and is different for every family.

Our kitchens have nooks, bars, and a Wi-Fi area for coffee and tea. This area is well-lit by view windows and has a very comfortable feel to it.

Actual kitchen work is done in an alcove with double sinks and a commercial dishwasher, invisible to non-working areas. Stoves and ovens are accessible to groups, inviting multiple players for cooking engagement.

 

Our kitchens have a sense of practicality; there is an informal opening to the outside garden, creating easy admission for harvesting or walks. Kitchen congregants will find roomy freedom throughout for:

Stoves, Reefers, Sinks, Disposals, Dishwasher

Countertops on islands, peninsulas and perimeters

 Office: Keys Pocket, Computer/Printer, Cookbooks, File Cabinets, View T.V.

Film Shooting Ledge

Storage Areas

Cleaning Equipment

Both inside and outside the dwelling, this is a masterful rendition of light commercial applications, perfectly adapted to operational requirements.

The roasting or grilling of food requires serious placement and venting, depending on personal preference. Heat and smoke have no time to linger and are quickly gone. There is a REAL pantry, constantly cool on the north side, for food storage, cooking and preserving.

Thoughtful design is rarely used in the proper handling of recycle and refuse, yet it is a huge force when the systems are not set up properly. It is a force we devote much time and thought to, and is different for every family.

Our kitchens have nooks, bars, and a Wi-Fi area for coffee and tea. This area is well-lit by view windows and has a very comfortable feel to it.

Actual kitchen work is done in an alcove with double sinks and a commercial dishwasher, invisible to non-working areas. Stoves and ovens are accessible to groups, inviting multiple players for cooking engagement.

 

We have a sense of practicality; there is an informal opening to the outside garden, creating easy admission for harvesting or walks. Kitchen congregants will find roomy freedom throughout.

 

Kitchen’s Access Ports

Forum

Commons

Eatery

Beach

Biergarten

Pantry with Garden Access Route

Recycle, Garbage and Compost (Garden Access Route)

 

Biergarten

This outdoor, yet covered sector of the venue is a congregation waiting to happen. Gravitation to this spot is inevitable, as it nurtures the basic needs for Paleolithic intellects.

Kitchen Access

Bar        

Grill

Wood-fired Grill

4 TV Screens

Horseshoes, Darts, Ping Pong

 

 

Workshop

It is big and very capable. It is our thought that occupants and friends could work year round and sell all the stuff they make at seasonal festivals. Not only a profitable venture, but extremely fun and communal for all.

                Sealed Concrete Floor

                tbd by New Owner

 

Suites

Designed in 3 parts:

                Bedroom

                                Sleeping

                                Corner bar and table

                                Personal Wall Stuff

                                Small Refrigerator

                                Small Microwave

                                Propane Fireplace

 

                Dressing room

                                Serious Ventilation (after all, it is your clothes)

                                Clothes / Shoes 4 Walls

                                Seating Circle (middle of room)

                                Make-up Mirrors and Desk

 

                Bathroom

                                No Touch Sinks and Commodes

                                ADA Compliant

                                Large Shower, Drains for Bathroom also

                                Roomy Tub and Access Area

                                Ambient Light

                                Heated Towel Racks

 

Utility Room

All the important systems meet here, including the mud room – a very important force.

Washing and ironing load tbd. Mixed uses.

 

Garage

4 Cars

Charging Stations

Passive Car Wash

Sealed Concrete Floor

Sliding Hangar-style Doors

 

Skycourt

Access with a spiral staircase rising into a large turret for small gatherings

12 foot 12” x 12”s with horizontal trellis runs dripping biologicals

Naked gable covers the Porte Cochere

10 foot turret riser with table for 10 and view for all

Rooftop Garden

 

               

‘Skyhigh’

a Rooftop Nightclub and Performance Field

Drinking, Dancing, Live Music

This structurally capable event has multiple utility. Parties, gatherings or quiet times aloft, owners are surrounded by woodlands harboring animals and birds.

Hanging gardens, cascading from 12’ posts ring the perimeter, and night skies are enhanced by no light pollution, while pennants and flags whip in errant breezes.

A large turret, with 360 degree view windows, sits to one end of the roof. It is perfect for intimate soirees, games or solitude.

 

Surface Water Retention Lagoons

Sand Beaches and Waterfalls for Swimmers

Particle, Chemical and Biological Filters

Accessed by the Kitchen, Forum, Beergarten and Atrix

 

 

Playground

Watch the children at play from the kitchen and other ports. This is very well thought out – the forces at work here are security and safety, the outcome is fun and games.

 

Sport Courts

With 10 acres there is space for one, possibly two major courts. Basketball, tennis and volleyball are likely choices.

Using sites and structures that reflect the very nature of where we are, who we are, and why we are, Moonshadow Ventures acquires property and builds in Puget Sound’s ancient woodlands.

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