Cedar-clad Elizabeth II house in Amagansett shelters its residents from outside noise
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The Elisabeth II concrete house in Amagansett, New York, is all about superb acoustic performance. Its thick and strategically positioned walls cancel out the noise of the bustling resort town and provide excellent thermal insulation. Bates Masi Architects used wide cedar boards for external cladding, which gives the house a natural, organic look and feel. The architects approach the design of the house by researching how form, materials and details shape acoustic performance of architecture....