Flexible Planning of Montecito Residence by Barton Myers Associates

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 [...]

 

Smartphone Controlled + Eco-Friendly Soleta House

Aiming to build a zero-energy residence, the Foundation for Sustainable Technologies and Inventions Justin Capra (FITS) developed and created the Soleta House, prototype of an eco-friendly home that will be able to withstand different climates. The exterior design for the Soleta House was inspired from traditional English cottage, while the cozy, warm interior are fit with hi-tech features that can be controlled from a smartphone. Soleta ZeroEnergy House by FITS: Soleta ZeroEnergy is a new concept of premium [...]