ARCHITECTURE | Inside the Mind of an Architect

Contemporary architecture sundeck

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.
 
Modern staircase light feature
 
neutral living room dining room
 
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 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.

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.

Modern architecture
 
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.

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.

Contemporary paved driveway wooden gates
 
Wood sun lounger patio
 
walnut slab front kitchen units
 
Modern bathroom units mosaic tile

Here are another couple of videos from the same architect:

More from him on his channel & site.

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