Barton Myers Associates designed the Montecito Residence, fourth iteration in an ongoing research project initiated in 1970.
Situated on a 1-acre environmentally sensitive habitat with dense vegetation and large boulders.
The project includes a 3,000 sf main residence, 500 sf garage and a 50′ lap pool. The main residence is broken up in two wings: one includes the living and kitchen areas and the second includes the bedroom, bathrooms and library.
Montectio Residence by Barton Myers Associates:
The intention behind the design strategy is tectonic design research that creatively envisions a flexible prototype for mass-produced housing using steel construction and standardized off-the-shelf industrial components. Since a majority of all steel is manufactured from scrap metals from recycled automobiles it is a “green” material. The design advances concepts of adaptive space while creating a “kit of parts” that can be assembled into 12-foot modules as an alternative to the manufactured buildings mitigating the unpredictable link of manufactured units to serviced land.
Photos by Ciro Coelho