Santa Barbara architect Barry Berkus takes us through the process he used to design the Padaro Lane Residence in Southern California. He demonstrates his conceptual design process through a series of raw drawings and diagrams, along with a detailed explanation of the site conditions, and client needs. This preliminary diagramming stage is a necessary first…

A 10’x10′ self storage unit can hold the contents of a two bedroom apartment. It is about the space of a large family room, or two extra bedrooms. This space is large enough for many items: a mattress set, bookcases, tables and dressers, sofas and appliances could fit in this space. A ten by ten…

This video demonstrate how a grid-tied home solar power system works. It shows the exact process from the moment sunlight hit the solar panels, the actual power conversion and how the DC(direct current) electricity from the panels converted to AC(alternating current) for home use, as AC is the compatible form of energy for most home…

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