Any place can be made with L-form

House on North Fork

Any place can be made with L-form

House on North Fork 1996
Orient, NY


PROGRAM:
House with 2-bedroom and 1-studio on approx. 1,450 sf. 

AWARDS:
The NY Council SARA Design Award 1997.
"SD" Review1994.

PUBLICATIONS:
Sag Harbor Express, 4/10/2014
Die Zeit, 10/25/2007
Amazing Vacation Homes, Travel Channel, 2005
House 2000, PBC International
First Houses, Princeton
New American Houses, Edizioni L’Archivolto, Milano, 1998
Outdoor Rooms, Rockport Publishers, USA, 1998
A Modern American Residential Architecture, Globus Agency, Yugoslavia, 1998.
Design/Build Business Magazine, 6/1998.
Milford Daily News, 1/7/1998.
Oculus, AIA New York, 10/1997.
Costruire magazine, 1997.
The Suffolk Times, 7/31/1997.
Architectural Digest, 6/1997.
Kenchiku Bunka Vol.51 No.596, Shokokusha Publishing Co., Ltd. Japan, 6/1996.
JT 9606, Shinkenchiku Sha Co., Ltd. Japan, 6/1996.
SD (Space Design) 9412, 9801, Kajima Institute Publishing Co., Japan, 12/1994.
 
START:
Surrounded by farmlands, this site is completely flat. The coastal climate exhibits a constantly changing sky.  Due to the flag-shaped lot, the house is set back in an open field.
 
EXPLORATION:
An "L"-form, which simultaneously conveys a sense of openness and closure, was chosen as a device to magnify subtle variations in the landscape. 

A canopy "L" frames the view and draws the eye to the horizon, while it protects a sunny spot beneath. While one "L"-wall creates a spinning movement in the guestroom, another in the living space creates a quiet dining corner. A large-"L" and "floating" windows tempt us to climb the tower. The “L” also separates private spaces from the communal area.
 
Composed in counterpoint, the "L"s weave loosely a dwelling formation.  Amorphous, flexible walls and roofs cover the spaces between and over "L"-composition.
The house acts as continuous flows of spaces with individualized corners, captured views, and clues to spaces beyond. A range of spatial experiences is fostered for you to explore indoor/outdoor relationships of varying degrees of openness.