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Monte Silo / Gigaplex Architects

  • 01:00 - 29 October, 2008
Monte Silo / Gigaplex Architects
Monte Silo / Gigaplex Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Woodland, UT 84036, United States
  • Architects

    Gigaplex Architects
  • Client

    Jonathan "Earl" Stein
  • Area

    147.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Our charge was to design a house for a newly single man with two grown daughters from whom he expects multiple grandchildren. Earl, the client, is foremost a sound engineer, but also a screenwriter (of course), director and producer in the film business, with many big Hollywood pictures to his credit, and hence he has to be on the road for lengthy periods of time. He requested a home both cozy in scale and yet comfortable for weekend guests up to fish the bountiful Provo River, which runs just alongside, to the south, and onto which he has access for a three-mile stretch. The goal was to provide both a visual and an aural connection to the blue ribbon waters coursing just a grandchild's stone throw away. Earl had seen and witnessed several of the firm's previous projects, and hence, from the very get go he asked that a cylinder be incorporated. It wanted to be smart. Shockingly, he also asked that the whole project be completed very inexpensively.

Not one but two corrugated metal grain silos, with a short, complementary link, were incorporated in order to help modulate the space and increase the square footage enough to comfortably house grandchildren, who will certainly be born with bamboo flyrods in their hands, and other guests, and to provide the required nooks, niches and other interstitial spaces enough to reek of coziness and holing up in the mountains until another job might raise its ugly but otherwise very real and seemingly necessary head.

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carolyn rountree lester · September 28, 2014

Want to meet Earl stein??,

paper folder · February 09, 2012

Monte Silo residence #architecture

Lynn · August 22, 2011

I love it and want to build one on our land in Kansas.

pouria &amp; yashar · November 30, 2010

good design , bad material and also not matched with the area structure. the design of bed room is perfect and funny

Liza · October 14, 2010

So cold!!!

EdilCircle · October 13, 2010

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m · February 02, 2010

what brand are the bins? also what is the diameter and height of each?

Ladzono · July 06, 2009

No, no, no, bad...

2MACoff · May 29, 2009

?? ??? ??? ???????? ????!!!

tom · May 21, 2009


Piglet · February 06, 2009

Won't it be cold?

Mr Earl · January 29, 2009

Here is a link to the Owner/builders blog.

Mohammad Ataullah · January 07, 2009

Good use of material and good design.

David Basulto · November 02, 2008

Well, i actually loved how they abstracted something from the rural landscape and turned it into a non conventional housing typology.

Rocket Valentino · November 01, 2008

Oh, god...

This is revolting and stupid.

The only positive thing is the EA 115.

vp · October 30, 2008

pretty funny in a sad way

keten · October 30, 2008

that's one of the worst houses I've seen.
The plans don't match the pictures... the bed niches are not on there!
I must be retarded.

Musser · October 30, 2008

I could easily live in this structure.


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