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Sharp Steel Homes

The Montecito Residence by Barton Myers Associates is Industrial-Chic

— June 6, 2010 — Art & Design
Look no further than the Montecito Residence by Barton Myers Associates for an architectural masterpiece. At first glance, the house looks more like a giant steel box than a residence.

The Montecito Residence by Barton Myers Associates is located in California. One cool feature of this house is that it doesn't need air-conditioning because the house has a cross-ventilation concept that automatically cools the house.

Implications - Many consumers in today's society are still trying to regain fiscal balance within their lives as a result of the economic recession. While many individuals have full recovered, there exists a large clientele of consumers seeking out products and services complementary to their frugal lifestyles. Everyday items that include features that assist in cutting costs for consumers will certainly generate big returns for businesses.
Trend Themes
1. Industrial-chic Homes - Architects and home builders can focus on designing and constructing homes with a minimalist, industrial look that appeals to the modern sensibility.
2. Natural Ventilation Architecture - Designers and architects can exploit the use of natural ventilation, air flow consideration, and smart material technology to create energy-efficient buildings that need little or no air conditioning, adding economic value and eco-friendliness to homes and commercial structures.
3. Cost-cutting Features - Incorporating cost-cutting features into everyday items or products will help businesses target consumers with frugal lifestyles, who will appreciate and prioritize products that aid in minimizing expenses and increasing value for money.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Home Building - As the preference for minimalist, industrial-style homes increases, the architecture and home building industry can cater to this demand by creating innovative and cost-effective designs that offer more value to homeowners.
2. Smart Home Technology - Smart home technology, including natural ventilation, air flow, and temperature sensors, will allow homeowners to save more on utility bills while enjoying a comfortable living environment, opening doors to develop new and innovative smart home products that promote energy efficiency and cost reduction.
3. Consumer Products and Services - Businesses can create products and services designed to assist frugal consumers in managing their finances more efficiently, thereby providing value for money and increasing customer satisfaction.
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