first_img Projects Manufacturers: B-K Lighting, Benjamin Moore, Boffi, Delta Light, ELP, Edge, InSinkErator, Kohler, Miele, RAB Lighting, Rajack, Rocky Mountain Hardware, Stone Source, Subzero/Wolf, TechLighting, Toto, Walker Zanger, Waterworks, Zuma, Acor, +8Arcadia Custom, Calazzo, Cor-Ten steel, Custom, Grant, Kallista, Valders Stone & Marble, Westhampton Glass & Metal-8 Products translation missing: 2013 Save this picture!© Michael MoranText description provided by the architects. Located within a private oceanfront community established in the 19th century, this residence is for a young couple looking for a home that would accommodate their growing family and reflect their modern lifestyle. Due to its history, most houses in the neighborhood are more conservative in design and scale than surrounding contemporary oceanfront communities. As a result, the clients desired a modern home that would fit within it’s historic context while embracing the modest scale of the property.Save this picture!© Michael MoranThe design meets these goals by referencing the nearby agrarian vernacular buildings, specifically gabled potato barns embedded in the ground. A unique structural system was employed to create a false ground plane that slopes up from grade to the second floor, masking the scale of the house when viewed from the street. The structure consists of 7” thick glue-laminated wood beams supported by steel girders and columns. This structure eliminates the necessity of traditional wood framing and structural elements and was left exposed as the finished ceiling surface throughout the ground level spaces.Save this picture!© Michael MoranThe unique structure allows for a number of design opportunities: the material transitions seamlessly from inside to outside as a 12’ by 90’ long cantilever, stairs treads are cut from the same material to express its thickness, and cylindrical recesses are carved out of the wood ceiling to transform surface mounted fixtures into unique lighting elements. This method of carving continues throughout the design as casework and custom furniture. Most notably, the Family Room sofa is fabricated out of the massive glue-laminated wood beams and carved out to create side tables and drink rails.Save this picture!© Michael MoranWhile the first floor is dedicated to guests and entertaining, the second floor is reserved for the family. The elevated ground plane that surrounds the family bedrooms is planted with native grasses. Within the plantings, intimate outdoor spaces are carved for small gatherings, including a fire pit and spa with views of the ocean. Sloping portions of the elevated ground plane include paths to connect the family areas with the more public entertaining areas on grade.Save this picture!Floor PlanMaterials traditionally used on agricultural buildings are selected for their low maintenance, durability, and ability to gracefully weather over time. Cedar and weathering steel are executed in nontraditional ways. Alaskan yellow shakes monolithically clad the roof and sidewalls. The shake coursing exposure is four times larger than the typical coursing to reduce the apparent scale of the house. The weathering steel references the corrugated steel often used on barn roofs. Weathering steel self seals to create a durable, low maintenance cladding. The warm, earthy tones of these materials blend with the weathered landscape that surrounds it.Save this picture!© Michael MoranSurrounding contemporary oceanfront communities are becoming known for their overdevelopment and disconnect from their surrounding environment. By referencing the local vernacular and elevating the ground plane, this large house is rooted within the landscape and becomes a cohesive addition to the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Michael MoranProject gallerySee allShow lessSex and Real Estate, Reconsidered: What Was the True Story Behind Mies van der Rohe’…PublicationsPORT Urbanism and R2 Companies Propose Plan to Revitalize Chicago’s Goose IslandArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeBates Masi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEast HamptonJersey CityUnited StatesPublished on July 03, 2015Cite: “Pierson’s Way / Bates Masi Architects” 03 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Year:  United States “COPY” CopyHouses•East Hampton, United States Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Pierson’s Way / Bates Masi Architects Save this picture!© Michael Moran+ 15 Share Pierson’s Way / Bates Masi ArchitectsSave this projectSavePierson’s Way / Bates Masi Architects Area:  688 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Michael Moran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Bates Masi Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more