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The house that fights fires
Montecito Residence designed by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects' is a single-family home set in the fire-prone Toro Canyon.
The owners wanted a house that minimized its use of scarce natural resources and recognized the challenging environmental conditions of the area. The design solution was to create a house that could harvest the climatic conditions which make the site so dangerous - the sun and the wind: a house that functions as an umbrella to shield the house from the sun and allows naturally cool offshore breezes to move through the space. >>>