* Residential Architecture: House on Fire Island by Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4)
Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Residential Architecture: House on Fire Island by Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4): “..Located on Fire Island, a barrier island off of Long Island, NY..The house is designed as two distinct volumes, to provide the parents and their adult children with separate quarters for living and entertaining. The volumes are clad in cedar and connected by a glass bridge, sheltering a courtyard and pool, which receive western exposure for maximum daylight..The design of the house prioritizes views and access to the outdoors. The typical configuration of private spaces stacked on top of a lower public zone is flipped; in this residence, the communal upper level enjoys the best views and access to outdoor decks for entertaining. Kitchen, dining, and living space flows out to the bay beyond, ideal for watching summer sunsets. Large expanses of glass, in the form of continuous sliding doors break down the boundary between interior and exterior, and add to the airy, openess of the house..” Extensive glazing, lovely views and site, abundant natural light, contextual sensibility, cedar cladding, terraces, courtyard..
See posts on two other homes by Resolution: 4 Architecture (RES4): Residential Architecture: Lake Iosco House by RES4 and Residential Architecture: Swingline by Resolution: 4 Architecture.
image: © RES4; article: Text provided by RES4; Henry , Christopher . “House on Fire Island / Resolution: 4 Architecture” 02 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/173128>