- Architect Barry Berkus talks in detail about the design process he used for a client. Spontaneous early design process, as featured in the video below, led to creation of the custom contemporary Padaro Residence, in Carpinteria, California; a fantastic composition of clean modern architecture that prominently features large expanses of glass to maximise wide stretching perspective of the beach and gardens.
The architecture rises around a central courtyard, which is screened from the sea breeze, providing a private outdoor space away from the neighbours and passing traffic. The surrounding daylight filled structure is cleverly divided into spacious wings, so that diverse inhabitants may enter and leave independently without disturbing others.
The interior is spacious and bright, yet it remains warm and welcoming thanks to the installation of wood panelling over ceilings, and in the finish of kitchen and bathroom units; the continuity of material successfully conjures a sense of unity throughout the space, and nods to regional traditions.
Appropriate to an informal beach lifestyle, the design incorporates a number of durable, sustainable materials, and the surrounding landscape balances the modernistic approach, with water features celebrating the nearby ocean, and trees to feather out the hard geometric line.
Here are another couple of videos from the same architect: