Hudson River House by Resolution: 4 Architecture

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Location: Croton-On-Hudson, New York, USA

Size: 2,374 sf

Year: 2017



Architects: Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)

Architects: Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz
Project Architect: Lindsay Kunz
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After living in Manhattan for decades, the owners sought to trade the confines of city living for a site with sweeping views of the Hudson River. They wanted a compact home that was as extraordinary as the vista it offered, equipped with just enough space for two.

The site is entered via a winding gravel drive through meadow grasses and lilacs up to a framed view of the Hudson River through the carport. The lightness and reflectivity of the façade enhance the reading of a hovering volume in the sky, resting on just a few thin steel columns. Located on one of Croton-on-Hudson’s highest overlooks, the house was conceived around maximizing panoramic views of the town and river below via floor-to-ceiling windows across the façade. Meanwhile clerestory windows along the front maintain privacy from the drive, while providing natural daylight.

The slatted ipe volume contains a stair and elevator to the main level. The living space is open and airy – fitting for a house floating in the trees. A long kitchen island and low cabinetry near the built-in banquette provide ample storage while maintaining sight lines to the landscape. The interior palette of white oak and light grey provides a muted backdrop to highlight select pieces from the owner’s pottery collection. The master suite has built-in wardrobes flanking either side in lieu of a master closet to maximize space. The built-in bed conceals a TV on a lift mechanism, so it can be hidden when not in use, preserving the view through the full height windows. With the bath open to the bedroom, the couple can get glimpses of the water from the vanity.

The home office, serving as a threshold to the guest bedroom, offers additional views when seated at the built-in desk. The guest room features a murphy bed, so it can be used as additional living space when unoccupied. A covered central deck, enclosed on three sides, can transform into a seasonal outdoor room with a firepit and drop-down insect screens. Below, a long lap pool and deck provide shade while exercising or lounging in the water. Metals panels on the underside bounce light and reflections from the pool water below.

The exterior materials were chosen for durability and longevity – metal paneling, untreated ipe, and pvc – guaranteeing that minimal maintenance is required. The Hudson River House’s simple form, extensive glazing, and subdue material palette reinforce the project’s initial goal – prioritizing the stunning natural landscape.

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RESOLUTION: 4 ARCHITECTURE is an internationally published and highly acclaimed ten-person firm, completing projects in the residential, commercial, and public realms. Founded in 1990 by Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz, RES4 is dedicated to addressing 21st century conditions through intelligent architecture and design. The firm consciously works to enhance sustainable practices that address the current and long-term challenges facing our dynamic communities. Through iterative investigation, RES4 works to shape the palpable, illuminate the obscure, and understand the interface of architecture, its users, and its context.

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CONTACT

Resolution: 4 Architecture
150 W 28th St, Suite 1902
New York, NY 10001

T: 212-675-9266
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Artist Retreat by GLUCK+

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Location: Upstate New York, USA

Area: 6,080 sq. feet
Year: 2014



AWARDS

2016 Residential Architect Design Award from Architect magazine, and a 2017 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies


Architects: GLUCK+
Photography: © Paul Warchol



Located in a land conservancy, a collection of wood-clad cubes orient toward a pond at the bottom of a sloped site. These eight forms touch the ground lightly and follow the topography of the land, linked by glass enclosed hallways. Their simple shapes are strong silhouettes in an agricultural landscape, organized in a shifting grid akin to agricultural plots in the area. The slatted weathered hemlock cladding is a nod to the utilitarian barn structures that dot the local landscape. From the drive approach, the house gives little away, solid and almost bunker-like with entry flanked by a concrete wall and high clerestory. Entering through a glass “bridge” allows a glimpse of the pond beyond. Designed as a remote working studio for a photographer, the single room structures are divided by function—live, work, sleep. A detached pair of cubes houses a photography studio and darkroom. Living, dining and bedrooms comprise another cluster, centered around a shared outdoor space. There is a porosity to the interior world of this retreat. Glass hallways link the boxes and transform into open air bridges. Full-height picture windows and ventilation openings align for expansive views to the landscape. The result is privacy between the different programmatic elements in each cube, with a visual layering of space as the land is slowly revealed.

 

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The North Fork Bluff House by RES4

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Location: Mattituck, New York, USA

Size: 5,100 sf

Year: 2017



Architects: Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)

Architects: Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz
Project Architect: Debby Yeh
Manufacturer: Simplex Industries
Contractor: Teresi Construction
Structural Engineer: Fischetti Engineering
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The North Fork Bluff House is a modular prefab home used as a multigenerational summer retreat for three siblings, their families, and their parents. The design prioritizes the owners’ request for efficiency and flexibility to accommodate any number of family members throughout the season. The home is composed of four modular units that were fabricated in Scranton, Pennsylvania then shipped and set in place at the home’s site overlooking a bluff to the Long Island Sound.

Upon arrival, two grassy berms flank the drive, providing privacy from the neighbors on the residential cul-de-sac. The North Fork Bluff House has an informal relationship to the street compared to the adjacent homes in that there is not an obvious front door. However, a bridge from the gravel autocourt to the house signifies approach and permits the earth to slope down to large windows in the basement playroom for capturing natural light.

Two of the modules contain four equitably sized bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The other two modules are combined to form the home’s entry, kitchen, dining, and living space with a media room at one end and a music room at the other. The living space opens fully on the north side via full height sliding glass doors onto a large pool deck. A built-in barbeque and shaded outdoor dining area allow the living space to expand when the whole family is present.

Privacy was equally important at the pool deck where views toward the bluff are the primary focus. The pool is positioned such that a bedroom wing acts as a barrier from a bordering property, and a cedar slat wall screens a neighbor’s house on the opposite side. The gray and black cement board panels were selected for their durability to minimize maintenance. The cedar slats intermittently wrap the perimeter, softening the masculine palette and dissolving the façade as they transform from siding to screens and railings.

The modules are built above a basement that contains a playroom and two bunkrooms for the kids. A large roof deck, accessed from exterior stairs on either side, acts as an additional floor for outdoor living, lounging, and playing with spectacular views toward the water. A large trellis provides a shaded seating area around a fireplace. Over the bedroom wings, artificial turf ‘green’ roofs provide both a putting green for the grandfather and a bocce court.

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Resolution: 4 Architecture


RESOLUTION: 4 ARCHITECTURE is an internationally published and highly acclaimed ten-person firm, completing projects in the residential, commercial, and public realms. Founded in 1990 by Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz, RES4 is dedicated to addressing 21st century conditions through intelligent architecture and design. The firm consciously works to enhance sustainable practices that address the current and long-term challenges facing our dynamic communities. Through iterative investigation, RES4 works to shape the palpable, illuminate the obscure, and understand the interface of architecture, its users, and its context.

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CONTACT

Resolution: 4 Architecture
150 W 28th St, Suite 1902
New York, NY 10001

T: 212-675-9266
F: 212-206-0944
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Bridgehampton Residence | Amy Lau Design

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Location: Bridgehampton, New York, USA

Design: Amy Lau Design
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Vibrant colors and textures inspired by the sea and sky invite entertaining and relaxation at this Hamptons summer home embellished with artisanally crafted and vintage pieces.

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Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials, landscapes, and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project. Lauded by Architectural Digest for her “All-encompassing vision of inspired, artful living that elevates mere finesse into the realm of pure magic,” Amy’s aesthetic embraces both art and design, where each personalized space is enlivened with dynamic mixes of vintage and contemporary pieces and site-specific commissions.


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Amy Lau Design
601 W 26th St. Suite M272, NYC 10001
TEL: 212.645.6168

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Greenwich Street Loft by Specht Architects

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Location: Lower Manhattan, New York, USA
Architects: Specht Architects
Contractor: Bernsohn and Fetner
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Light was a primary issue with this renovation of an industrial loft space in Lower Manhattan. We maintained much of the open “workshop floor” character of the space, while creating a bright and comfortable kitchen, entry hall, and bedroom adjacent to the large living and dining areas. A simple palette of bone-white ash wood paneling and white plaster walls carry the light from the perimeter windows deep into the space.

The detailing of the space complemented the original industrial nature of the building and reflected the owner’s love of mid-century modern furniture and art. Vertical battens line the entry hall and conceal hidden doors to a powder room and a laundry room. The original vaulted concrete ceiling and a steel-clad fire door were maintained and highlighted. A new fireplace has built-in wood storage, as well as niches for art. The home feels comfortable and livable, while remaining true to its history.

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Scott Specht AIA Founder and Principal

Scott is the founding principal at Specht Architects with over 25 years of experience designing and managing institutional, commercial, and residential projects. Before founding Specht Architects (formerly known as Specht Harpman), he worked as a senior designer for Daniel Libeskind Architect and collaborated with that office on its winning New York World Trade Center master planning proposal. He also worked for several years with Kohn Pedersen Fox and Associates Architects in New York, and was the Designer on a number of tall building projects around the world, including the Chifley Square project in Sydney, Australia, and the Niaga Bank headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a licensed architect in Texas and New York, is NCARB certified, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Scott received his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University, where he received the George Nelson Scholarship and the Franklin W. Gregory Scholarship.

In addition to his work with Specht Architects, Scott was a featured speaker at TEDx, and his independent design work has been exhibited in two SoHo gallery shows. His design work has also been publicly featured at a Yale University exhibition, the Van Alen Institute, the Municipal Art Society of New York, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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Specht Architects

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Austin, Texas

3500 Oakmont Boulevard
Suite 101
Austin, TX 78731

512.382.7938

Dallas, Texas

3100 Commerce St.
Suite 39
Dallas, TX 75226

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Orient House V by Ryall Sheridan Architects

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Location: Orient, New York

Area: 3275 square feet

Year: 2016



Architects: Ryall Sheridan Architects



The owners purchased 15 acres of tidal wetlands and former potato fields with the intention of building a house that would respond to and directly connect to its surrounding landscape. Even though most of the land was untouched by construction, the entire property was restored to a natural state by removing non-native invasives and adding indigenous plants. Because of the ever-increasing severity of storm surges, the owners agreed to raise the main living floor ten feet above the natural grade which consequently allows for wide, unobstructed views over the protected wetlands of Peconic Bay. The guest rooms, half a flight below, open out to the meadow which has been gently raised to protect these rooms from floodwaters.
The design incorporated European low-energy design details and materials which allow all building systems to be electrically powered and offset by a solar panel array.

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Ryall Sheridan Architects designs projects which include new construction, renovations of existing structures, interior design, and additions to historic structures. Partners Bill Ryall and Ted Sheridan collaborate with the studio team to serve the various requirements of clients. Current and recent projects include a new sound recording studio near Brattleboro VT, the conversion of an 1880s tenement building into an artist’s foundation in New York City, and various residences in New York State, Vermont, Long Island, Virginia, and loft, townhouse, and apartment renovations in NYC. All projects incorporate strategies for implementing environmentally-friendly, sustainable design. The studio works on projects beginning with the conceptual design phase, and following through with comprehensive working drawings and specifications, pricing of the work with contractors, construction supervision, and furniture installation. The firm has successfully produced commercial, institutional, and residential projects that have benefited from a close working relationship between client and all members of the project team.
Ryall Sheridan Architects is likely to be the first office in North America in which all people are certified as Passive House designers.


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Ryall Sheridan Architects 

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174 Fifth Avenue 300
New York, NY 10010


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LM Guest House by Desai Chia Architects 

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Location: Dutchess County, New York, US
Area: 2,000 SF
Year: 2013


AWARDS
American Architecture Award
AIA NY Design Award
Interior Design Best of Year Award
Boston Society of Architecture Housing Award
World Architecture Festival Finalist Award
Architizer A+ Design Award- Special Mention
SARA NY Gold Award of Excellence
SARA National Design Award



ARCHITECTS: Desai Chia Architects
STRUCTURAL: Arup
MECHANICAL: Tucker Associates
GEOTECHNICAL: GeoDesign
CIVIL: Paggi Martin DelBene
ENVELOPE CONSULTANT: James R. Gainfort AIA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
LIGHTING: Christine Sciulli Light + Design
MILLWORK: Desciencelab
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Daniel O’Connell’s Sons
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Designed as a contemplative retreat for weekend visitors, this guest house is situated on a rock outcropping that overlooks a trout pond and open farmland with vast unobstructed views to the landscape. The house integrates a number of sustainable design strategies, including geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, natural ventilation, motorized solar shades, photovoltaic panels, and rainwater harvesting for irrigation, in addition to an elegant structural design.

Open views to nature create a stunning backdrop for the main living and sleeping areas.  A main bedroom and two ‘couchette’ nooks with built-in bunk beds provide accommodations for six overnight guests.

The couchette nooks, bathroom, and storage rooms are housed within a slatted wood core in the middle of the house. The custom wood wall system surrounding the core allows natural light to penetrate through to the inner spaces of the home by day; at night, light emanates from the wood core and provides a warm, inviting glow in the living areas.  The slatted system also allows the whole house to ‘breathe’; comfortable natural ventilation occurs throughout the house, even in the sleeping couchettes and storage closets.

The structural design for the house relies on 4 steel columns imbedded in the wood core; the roof cantilevers out from these 4 columns. This elegant structural solution uses the minimum amount of materials to achieve expansive, open living areas at both ends of the house. The façade of the house was designed as a thermally robust system of high-performance, triple-paned glass units that vary in width from 10’ to 20’. The entire glass assembly was prefabricated off-site, shipped to the site in one container, and erected by crane in 2 days.

Landscape design strategies were closely tied to the design of the house. A tight palette of native vegetation highlights vistas and other natural features on the property while also managing storm water run-off. Local bluestone slabs and shale excavated from the site create outdoor seating areas and pathways; bluestone steps from the terrace lead to a barbeque area and an outdoor shower in the woods.

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Desai Chia Architects


Katherine Chia FAIA and Arjun Desai AIA are the founding principals of Desai Chia Architecture. Since 1996, they have established the firm’s reputation for authentic design, creating inspiring environments expressive of their use and materials; Desai Chia’s portfolio includes cultural, residential, and commercial projects as well as commissions for product design and collaborations with artists. Projects are currently in development throughout the United States and India.

Desai Chia’s projects have been published extensively and received many accolades including the AIA Institute Honor Award, AAP Small Firm of the Year Award for Multi-disciplinary Architecture, numerous American Architecture Awards, AIA Design Awards, Interior Design Best of Year Awards, the IDEA Award, and several Good Design Awards. The firm’s work has been exhibited at the Center for Architecture, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Istanbul Bienniale, Salone del Mobile Milan, the Herman Miller showrooms in New York and LA, and Parsons The New School of Design.

Katherine Chia FAIA earned her Master of Architecture degree from M.I.T. and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College. Prior to founding Desai Chia Architecture, she worked for Maya Lin on numerous art and architecture commissions. Chia is a registered architect in the state of New York & Connecticut. She has also been a faculty member in the architecture department at Parsons The New School of Design. She is Co-Chair of the Van Alen Institute’s Program Leadership Council, an elected member of the AIA NY Finance Committee, and Trustee Emerita of Amherst College.

Arjun Desai AIA grew up in New Delhi and Mumbai, India.  Prior to founding Desai Chia Architecture, he worked at SHCA/NY on numerous civic projects in New York and Washington, D.C. He earned his Master of Architecture degree from M.I.T. and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bennington College.  Desai is a registered architect in the state of New York and an active member of the AIA NY.


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Desai Chia Architecture
115 West 27th Street, Suite 901
New York, NY 10001

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Pool House, Amagansett, NY | Robert Young Architects

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Location: Amagansett, New York, US

Size: 200 square feet

Year: 2015



Architects: Robert Young Architects

Principal in charge: Robert Young, AIA

Project architect: Robert Deacon, Eva Ouano

Landscape contractor: Summerhill Landscapes

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A lot of design projects start with problem-solving, and this pool house, on Long Island’s East End, was no exception. Building codes in the Hamptons specify that a pool house can only contain 200 square feet of interior space. Here, the interior section — maxing out at exactly 200 square feet, and enclosable by folding doors — was carefully crafted to maximize the space: it contains a kitchenette, bathroom, day bed and chair. A trellised area, designed for lounging and relaxing, connects it to a garage, where this family keeps all their beach-going essentials, from surfboards to Jeeps. Natural elements, from marble to bluestone to wisteria vines, connect the space to its environment.

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The design team of Robert Young Architects practices an architecture of pragmatic response. Creative exploration and thorough investigation of the essential facts and distinctive possibilities of each site and client’s needs lead to organic, apt, and inevitable solutions that are true to their time and place.

Whether architecture, interior, furniture, object, or landscape, the firm guides every project from conception to completion with passion and commitment. Each design decision integrates aesthetic and contextual imperatives with those of budget, program, materials, technology, and construction techniques.

Robert Young’s mission is to create compelling, practical and original architecture for informed clients who care deeply about the spaces where they live, work, learn and play.


CONTACT

(212) 687-6940

New York Office
526 West 26th Street
Suite 616
New York, NY 10001

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Further Lane Pool House by Robert Young Architects

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Location: East Hampton, New York, US

Size: 250 ft2

Year: 2016



Architects: Robert Young Architects

Principal in charge: Robert Young, AIA

Project architect: Justin Blejer

Project designer: Viktoria Rauter

Landscape architect: Laguardia Design Group

 

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The goal for this Hamptons pool house was to create a maximum variety of experiences within a relatively small set of indoor and outdoor spaces, all within eyeshot and earshot of each other. Moving through the space reveals a range of dedicated areas: a seating area with fireplace, trellised sections that frame the sky, enclosed areas for storage and food prep, and a changing room and bathroom. Elements of nature abound, from cedar louvers to bluestone floors to a natural zinc roof, which will patina over time. Plenty of trees and foliage surrounding the structure give it a feeling of enclosure, so that you can’t tell where the architecture ends and landscape design begins. A chimney made of handmade Petersen bricks from Denmark rises above, anchoring the composition of spaces with a place to gather.

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Robert Young Architects


The design team of Robert Young Architects practices an architecture of pragmatic response. Creative exploration and thorough investigation of the essential facts and distinctive possibilities of each site and client’s needs lead to organic, apt, and inevitable solutions that are true to their time and place.

Whether architecture, interior, furniture, object, or landscape, the firm guides every project from conception to completion with passion and commitment. Each design decision integrates aesthetic and contextual imperatives with those of budget, program, materials, technology, and construction techniques.

Robert Young’s mission is to create compelling, practical and original architecture for informed clients who care deeply about the spaces where they live, work, learn and play.


CONTACT

(212) 687-6940

New York Office
526 West 26th Street
Suite 616
New York, NY 10001

Bridgehampton Office
2273 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY 11932


 

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Robert Young Architects


 

Old Orchard House by Blaze Makoid Architecture

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Location: East Hampton, New York, United States
Area: 10,000 square foot


 


Architects: Blaze Makoid Architecture

Interior design: David Scott Interiors

Lighting Design: Orsman Design

Landscape Design: Landscape Details

Photography: ©Joshua McHugh


The new owners of this 10,000 square foot modern spec house spent a year in their new home in an effort to better understand their current and future needs as their family grows and transitions into spending more time in this second home.

The original structure was configured as a linear, single story, glass and metal box with grade carved down to basement level at both ends.  This provided below-grade access to a garage at one end and a small courtyard for two lower level bedrooms at the other.

The intervention addresses a series of programmatic issues with architectural moments that clearly read as their own ‘family’.  The language of simple wood and glass elements offers a recognizable contrast to the aluminum skin of the existing building and begins to warm the material palette.

The first wood ‘tube’ bisects the main structure, creating an entry plinth a few steps above the existing floor and setting up a visual alignment with a new pool house structure across the property.  The second and third elements occur at either end of the existing structure, separated by small glass bridges.  The new home office spans and helps to screen the not so inviting sunken garage drive, providing a more inviting, wood façade during approach.  The two story master suite at the opposite end consists of a wood and glass bedroom and bath at grade level sitting atop a concrete, basement level plinth containing a substantial dressing room that opens up to the sunken courtyard.

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BLAZE MAKOID ARCHITECTURE


telechargementModern architecture. Modern life. Award-winning architect Blaze Makoid has made a career of designing resort-like weekend homes for high-profile clients.



Blaze Makoid has been practicing architecture and design since graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 1985. His company Blaze Makoid Architecture, located in Bridgehampton, NY, was established in 2001 and since its inception has created sophisticated, luxury residential architecture in the most sought after locations.

The firm’s work has been recognized in The New York Times, Architect magazine, Hamptons Cottage & Gardens, Beach, Ocean Home, and the Robb Report for designs that acknowledge the lifestyle and day-to-day experience their clients’ desire on beautiful, yet demanding sites.

Blaze and the firm have received numerous national and international design awards, including The Long Island AIA Commendation Achievement in Residential Design; The AIA Peconic Honor Award; The Boston Society of Architects’ First Citation; and the Philadelphia AIA Honor Award for Excellence.


CONTACT

Blaze Makoid Architecture

Mailing: PO Box 436, Sagaponack, NY 11962
Shipping: 7 Tradesman Path, Suite 8, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

email: info@blazemakoid-architecture.com
phone: 631.537.7277
fax: 631.537.7188


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Ferry Road by Blaze Makoid Architecture

 

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Location: North Haven, New York

Area: 7,500 square foot

Year: 2015



Architects: Blaze Makoid Architecture

Design: David Scott Interiors

Photographer© Joshua McHugh


The challenge for this 7,500 square foot home on a two acre, waterfront lot in North Haven was to create a design that would take full advantage of the views across Sag Harbor to the southeast, while drawing late day sun through the house and onto multiple outdoor entertaining spaces as long as possible.

Entry to the house is gained by passing under a second floor bedroom wing – the ceremonial ‘threshold’ – into an open air courtyard, at which point the first views through a 1 ½ story glass great room reveal the patio spaces, pool and the harbor beyond.

 

Floor to ceiling, wall to wall glass panels open on both sides of the great room to create a true, indoor/outdoor lifestyle and allow the courtyard to expand the entertaining space for large events.  A roof deck and outdoor fireplace over the one story wing allows for late day/early evening sunsets without interrupting views from any second floor spaces.

The 8 bedroom, eight and a half bath house includes a gym, office, family room and multiple outdoor spaces and is clad in a combination of limestone panels, mahogany and glass.

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Blaze Makoid Architecture


telechargementModern architecture. Modern life. Award-winning architect Blaze Makoid has made a career of designing resort-like weekend homes for high-profile clients.



Blaze Makoid has been practicing architecture and design since graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 1985. His company Blaze Makoid Architecture, located in Bridgehampton, NY, was established in 2001 and since its inception has created sophisticated, luxury residential architecture in the most sought after locations.

The firm’s work has been recognized in The New York Times, Architect magazine, Hamptons Cottage & Gardens, Beach, Ocean Home, and the Robb Report for designs that acknowledge the lifestyle and day-to-day experience their clients’ desire on beautiful, yet demanding sites.

Blaze and the firm have received numerous national and international design awards, including The Long Island AIA Commendation Achievement in Residential Design; The AIA Peconic Honor Award; The Boston Society of Architects’ First Citation; and the Philadelphia AIA Honor Award for Excellence.


CONTACT

Blaze Makoid Architecture

Mailing: PO Box 436, Sagaponack, NY 11962
Shipping: 7 Tradesman Path, Suite 8, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

email: info@blazemakoid-architecture.com
phone: 631.537.7277
fax: 631.537.7188


VISIT

Blaze Makoid Architecture


AMAGANSETT POOL HOUSE BY ICRAVE

 

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Location : Amagansett, New York, US

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Interior Design Lighting :  ICRAVE
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AWARDS
2015 HC&G Innovation in Design Award, Runner-up in Architecture Category

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ICRAVE was tapped by Amagansett homeowner, Alex May, to transform the outdoor area and pool house at his two-story weekend house into a lavish pool and spa retreat ideal for entertaining in the hot summer months.

A stunning wood and steel structure creates a modern indoor outdoor oasis featuring three open, yet defined living areas. On either side are two enclosed cedar shingled boxes, one a bedroom and one a spa, with a connected roof stretching over the central entertainment area. The structure is scaled proportionately to the length of the rectangular pool, with a beach entrance and deep lap lane, highlighting it as the main focal point for the outdoor space.

Airy white curtains surround the bedroom, offering privacy while continuing to blur the line between indoors and outdoors. The room itself contains splashes of color throughout, including a large beach scene mural, vibrant blue pillows, and large brass Moroccan pendant light fixtures hanging from the ceiling. In the center lies a sunken mezzanine, creating a romantic lounge outfitted with a dark steel fireplace, outdoor grill, and large, intricately carved wooden daybed and ottoman. The spa room, located to the right of the mezzanine, offers the owner and his guests a pristine wellness and relaxation center. The Jacuzzi Sasha made by Purificare and designed by Alberto Apostoli features three pre-designed modules in a maple wood palette, including a sauna, shower, and hammam option.

The 400-square-foot modern summer retreat brings nature indoors with its open and airy layout. The serene backdrop, paired with upscale amenities, offers an all-day entertainment zone for its resident and guests.

ICRAVE

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ICRAVE


Known for creative, high-energy environments that actively engage visitors, ICRAVE has mastered the art of experience design, melding operational, digital, and physical elements across a spectrum of diverse spaces.

Helmed by Lionel Ohayon since 2002, ICRAVE has designed award-winning hospitality, airport, development, and healthcare projects, partnering with high profile brands such as W Hotels, MGM, Disney Dream, Hilton, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Summit Series, and OTG. Spanning a number of industries, ICRAVE’s notable projects include Le District, LaGuardia’s Delta Terminal C & D, The Summit at Powder Mountain, STK Restaurants, Provocateur, and more.

With expertise in architectural design, strategy, and lighting, ICRAVE is credited with reinventing the modern day airport experience, reimagining cancer care, and transforming New York’s Meatpacking District through creating some of the most iconic nightlife of the last decade.


 CONTACT

Kelly Behun’s Long Island Home

Location : Southampton, New York

Architecture: Sawyer and Berson
Interior design : Kelly Behun
Photography by William Waldron & Daniel Kukla


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“This is my home, the place where I most like to experiment, and the most pure expression of my personal design aesthetic.

The house has evolved into something of a laboratory for my work, I am always moving things around, doing interventions on existing pieces or prototyping new designs, most of which end up here not always to my husband’s delight.

The architecture is classically modern, with large volumes of limestone and glass tempered by matte plaster walls and warmly toned walnut floors.

Most of the furnishings are either made by hand or have a hand wrought quality, with lots of vintage pieces, carved woods and textiles from around the world.

The curved plaster staircase is a focal point meant to evoke both a nautilus shell and the powdery whitewashed tones of the Greek Islands.

Our favorite gathering place is my husband’s library which glows at night from lighted bookshelves and where he usually presides from behind his desk, made from a discarded section of metal retaining wall.”

Kelly Behun




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Kelly Behun grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After moving to New York she joined Ian Schrager Hotels’ in-house Design Studio where she worked with Andree Putman, trained under renowned designer Philippe Starck, and was an integral member of the design team that created the Delano in Miami, Mondrian in Los Angeles, and Royalton, Paramount, Morgans and Hudson hotels in New York City.

She opened k e l l y b e h u n |STUDIO, known for its comprehensive and highly bespoke approach to interior design projects and its exclusive line of furniture and home accessories.  Her limited edition line of furniture, including artist collaborations, was exhibited in a solo show entitled “AFTER” at the R20th Gallery in Tribeca.

Kelly’s design work has been featured in numerous domestic and international design and shelter magazines and television shows, as well as on the cover of the book “Bathrooms” and “The Bathroom Design File,” published by Ryland, Peters & Small. Her collaboration with Vladimir Kagan is featured in “The Complete Kagan” published by Pointed Leaf Press. Her line is sold at Barneys, SuiteNY, and other exclusive retailers, as well as her storefront on 1st Dibs. Kelly is a member of  Elle Décor Magazine’s A-List of Interior Designers.

In the Fall of 2016 her new line of home furnishings and accessories debuts at her pop-up shop, entitled “A Kook Milieu” at Barneys New York.  Ms. Behun lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.


ARCHITECTURE : Sawyer and Berson

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Sawyer | Berson is an interdisciplinary firm practicing architecture, landscape architecture and interior design based in New York City. The firm’s work includes private houses and gardens, apartments, townhouses and urban roof terraces as well as commercial and institutional projects throughout the United States.

Sawyer | Berson was founded in 1999 by Brian Sawyer and John Berson. The firm works in a variety of styles and seeks to achieve unique designs in traditional and modern vocabularies. All projects are supported by rigorous historical, contextual and technical research and are developed in close consultation with the client. The firm’s work has received several awards and been featured in major publications and books.

OFFICE

SAWYER | BERSON

ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, LLP

235 PARK AVENUE SOUTH, 11TH FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY 10003

212.244.3055