Green living is a huge part of design in Los Angeles, and this Topanga Canyon home is an exemplary piece of architecture by Barbara Bestor that features simple elements of sustainability. The industrial nature of the home’s exterior appearance helped with prefab type costs in the long run. Overall, this home was easier to construct in a large, open plot of land.
The home’s entire exterior is white to reflect the sunlight and heat off of it, rather than absorb in all of the sunlight and potential energy (though they do use a somewhat home made solar power system)– thus not contributing to global warming. Passive temperature control allows the heat to be stored in winter, and cool the space down in the summer time. Bestor showcases that there’s not a huge need for fancy technology and intricate systems in order to be sustainable in your home. It’s all what you’re willing to give to be a part of the solution.