Monday, March 23, 2009
Montesilo is the name of a unique home, built in 2006, that utilizes two corrugated metal grain silos in Woodland, Utah adjacent to the Provo River. Designed to accommodate the owner, Earl Stein, as well as future grandchildren, two linked corrugated metal grain silos were arranged to allow the largest (27’ diameter) to have the greatest access to the Provo River, and the southern exposure to ensure passive solar heat gain during the winter. An electric mesh is embedded into the slabs of the lower floor as a first auxiliary heat source, and a propane-burning stove (manageable by internet) will provide the back-up. The metal grating and guard rail of the second level deck will provide shading into this great-room space during the summer months.
Owners blog showing entire construction process.
-Arch Daily article
Concrete slab finish
Metal silo assembled out of the box. The top was assembled first and then jacked up to add section below.
Inner wall built adjacent to metal silo. Window/Door openings were then cut out.
I would have liked to see natural light preserved through the oculus as shown in this construction photo rather than framing over and enclosing the opening.
“Bed in a Box” concept at perimeter, each complete with stereo sound and flat screen monitor.
Kitchen and Stair
View from the Provo River
Images obtained from Gigaplex Architects.