Would You Live In a Grain Silo. . .
Silo House in Utah - grain silos rock!
What a bachelor pad! This awesome 1,800-sq.-ft. Monte-Silo House
was designed by Gigaplex Architects for a single man and his weekend
visitors to Woodland, Utah. Nestled comfortably among nature and on the
Provo River, this modern silo house was constructed of two linked
corrugated-metal grain silos, giving the home its unique look and
wonderful circular rooms inside. But apart from aesthetics, this house
boasts some other cool features – namely, its eco-friendly features. The
home’s southern exposure maximizes natural daylight and solar heat gain
during the cold winter months. Adding to the cozy warmth, an electric
mesh is installed into the lower floor to heat the house, along with a
propane-burning stove for backup. Warm in winter and cool in summer, the
metal grating and the second-storey deck provide shade, and sweet
relief from the hot summer sun. Last but not least, the bedrooms – made
especially for the homeowner’s two grandchildren – are a “bed in a box”
concept, each equipped with stereo sound and a flat-screen television. Gigaplex Architects.
Posted on March 12, 2009 8:36 PM
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