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TsAO & McKOWN Architects - Sagaponac House

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 20, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Tyler last modified Apr 19, 2012

There is no doubt that this 4,500 square foot house was designed and orchestrated with every detail executed to the T, What I really think is phenomenal about this home is how it resides and interacts with the terrain in which it lives. The challenge was to “root the house to the earth” where the [...]




 

 

There is no doubt that this 4,500 square foot house was designed and orchestrated with every detail executed to the T, What I really think is phenomenal about this home is how it resides and interacts with the terrain in which it lives. The challenge was to “root the house to the earth” where the land started out as very flat. I love that the back patio/pool area that is open to the outside but also lends some privacy.

TsAO McKOWN Architects modern house design

TsAO McKOWN Architects modern house design

“The primary challenge was to design for the needs of a yet-to-be-determined client. Another significant issue was how to root the house to the earth; the nearly flat site in a young growth forest offered no footing. We responded by reshaping the topography, establishing the first level slightly below grade and sculpting the surrounding terrain into a gentle rise. In addition to anchoring the house, this also allowed the visible volume to be reduced, and enabled the creation of indoor/outdoor spaces that are at once secluded, yet very open to their surroundings.”

TsAO McKOWN Architects modern house design

TsAO McKOWN Architects modern house design

TsAO McKOWN Architects modern house design

TsAO McKOWN Architects modern house design

TsAO McKOWN Architects modern house design

TsAO McKOWN Architects modern house design

TsAO McKOWN Architects modern house design

http://www.tsao-mckown.com


 

 

 
 
 

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