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Bar House
Project Type:
Single Family Home
Project Location:
East Hampton, New York
USA
Project Scope:
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Awards and Acknowledgements:
Architectural Record:
2017 Record Houses
Design Features:
V-shaped Steel Pilotis, Lap Pool, Tennis Court, Geothermal Heating & Cooling, Heated Floors, Sunshades, Overhangs
Project Summary:
Rigorous—that’s the adjective that comes to mind to describe a refined but relaxed weekend house by New York architect Audrey Matlock in East Hampton, Long Island. Matlock has designed the L-shaped modernist structure—with its two wings supported on slender V-shaped steel pilotis—down to the smallest of elements. It is so precisely designed that, despite its undeniably large size (10,200 square feet), it seems to barely touch its site.

This effect is achieved through the manipulation of any number of details, like tapering the overhanging roof structure so that it appears light and razor thin, or shielding the east-and west-facing glazing with perforated brise soleils, which lend the house a sense of permeability—or covering one roof with shaggy, tall grasses, to soften the edges of the architecture.

Even more striking than the precise assemblage of these elements are the relationship between the house and its surroundings and the treatment of exterior space as an extension of the architecture. The steel structure’s two single-story glass- and zinc-clad linear volumes—one at grade containing the main living spaces and the other elevated and enclosing the family’s bedrooms, among other spaces—intersect at 90 degrees. The composition defines a pair of outdoor rooms: a pool area embraced within the arms of the L and an adjacent sheltered terrace, slipped beneath the bedroom bar, that includes an open-air kitchen.

(Source: Architectural Record)
Tapestry Statistics:
UID: 
US-BARHSE
Added: 
2017-10-10 02:53:31
Updated: 
2019-03-11 14:57:18
Content Score: 
107.54
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Design and Construction Team:
Letteri Construction
General Contractor
BuroHappold
Structural and MEP Engineer, Curtain Wall, Lighting
L-One Design
Interior Design
The Laurel Group
Landscape Design
Fabricators and Manufacturers:
Alpolic
Matal Panels
Efco Corporation
Curtain Wall
Grace
Moisture Barrier
Rooflite
Roofing
Arcadia
Sliding Doors
Renlita
Garage Door
Hafele America Company
Special Hardware
MOB
Custom Woodwork
Benjamin Moore
Paints and Stains
Miller Druck
Floor and Wall Tile
Kasthall
Carpet
Stark
Carpet
Artemide Lighting
Task Lighting
B-K Lighting
Exterior Lighting
Lutron
Lighting Controls
Blanco
Plumbing
Boffi
Plumbing
Duravit
Plumbing
Levolux
Sunshades
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