Designed by Bates Masi Architects, this modern two-storey residence is located on a waterfront website in Southampton, New York.
Description by Bates Masi Architects The waterfront website of an present 1970’s package home overlooks layers of wetlands to an estuary, the bay, and the ocean. The shopper set the parameters of holding the prevailing construction whereas doubling the dimensions of the home with an addition. The present construction consists of glulam publish and beam development related with metal plates. One answer might be to imitate the prevailing architectural language of the publish and beam skeletal construction within the addition. Since the prevailing home clearly expressed the structural system, the addition also needs to categorical this. The architect selected to obviously determine the prevailing system of the home and create a dialogue with a contrasting panelized system within the addition. The new system makes use of prefabricated parts that resolve a number of structural and spatial issues. Examining the technique of a package of elements, present materials fabrication applied sciences are utilized to broaden on this concept. A totally different strategy to sustainability is explored, minimizing waste by simplifying to the important elements so as to resolve a number of issues, thus eliminating typical development waste. Using an ordinary as a precedent and creating a brand new structural system paired with the newest applied sciences, a cloth can accomplish a number of duties and heighten the expertise of inhabiting the area. Prefabricated shear wall panels, utilized in mild body development in areas which are hurricane susceptible with excessive pressure winds, have been studied. Most are comprised of a light-weight gauge metallic folded so as to add power and rigidity. For our case the panels have been to be uncovered and used for greater than only a hidden structural element. A commonplace mild gauge A×H metal sheet was folded forwards and backwards alongside the lengthy axis including the identical power and rigidity to the panel. The ensuing P’ panel locks into adjoining panels and is a structural shear and bearing meeting, in addition to an ornamental furnishings element. The new structural panels multitask all through the addition. The strong metal transitions to a perforated panel that baffles the daylight over home windows and doorways. The mild high quality varies all through the day as mild ranges transition by way of the overlapped perforations. Fins that protrude from the wall panels are laser minimize to simply accept shelving, seating and counter tops. The similar perforated metal turns into the eating room chandelier, and the platform for the stair and desk. This one materials is exhausted in its attainable makes use of all through the home, minimizing the need for extra elements that require wasteful delivery and packaging. The secondary infill materials is used by way of each buildings, on the flooring, partitions and ceilings to unify the previous and the brand new. Using new applied sciences to manufacture custom-made panels from a normal product accomplishes a number of issues: much less materials is important to realize larger structural power, a number of packages may be built-in into one materials, waste is minimized leading to a simpler strategy to sustainability, and the dialogue between the prevailing and new structural methods elevates the expertise of inhabiting the area. Visit Bates Masi Architects