Watermill House / Office of Architecture

Watermill House / Office of Architecture

Watermill House / Office of Architecture - Windows, Door, Bathroom, Glass, ShowerWatermill House / Office of Architecture - Bed, Bedroom, WindowsWatermill House / Office of Architecture - Chair, Table, WindowsWatermill House / Office of Architecture - Table, Countertop, Chair, Kitchen, Beam, WindowsWatermill House / Office of Architecture - More Images+ 19

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  6000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Rafael Gamo
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Clear Western, Jerusalem, VM
  • Landscape : Summerhill Landscape, Friedman Moore; Asheshh Saheba
  • Others Participants : Aran Construction Inc., Blue Sky Design, Altieri Sebor Wieber, Pristine Pools
  • Architects In Charge : Edward Simpson, Stephen Maher, Joshua Eager, Valentin Bansac, Ivan Kostic, Aniket Shahane, Tristan Walker
  • Country : United States
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Watermill House / Office of Architecture - Facade, Concrete
© Rafael Gamo

Text description provided by the architects. When our clients approached us to discuss the feasibility of designing a fully appointed 6000 square foot summer house in the oceanside town of Southampton, New York, our immediate concern was that the lot – located in a FEMA floodplain, on a property that is approximately 50% unbuildable wetlands – wouldn’t deliver the square footage or the living spaces required to create a ‘Hamptons Home’. 

Watermill House / Office of Architecture - Table, Countertop, Chair, Kitchen, Beam, Windows
© Rafael Gamo
First Floor Plan
Watermill House / Office of Architecture - Chair, Table, Windows
© Rafael Gamo

Rather than fight the constraints imposed by the land, we saw this as an opportunity to capture a variety of spaces that could exist under, over, and between the building and the landscape.The design of this project is literally ‘high-end’. Three zinc-clad volumes – the Public wing, the Guest wing, and the Family wing – elevate all the heated areas and critical infrastructure above the floodplain. These volumes organize the primary indoor areas such as living rooms, bedrooms, baths and mechanical rooms, while interstitial spaces between the house and ground foster a series of outdoor rooms including a carport, a courtyard, a pool pavilion, a terrarium, and roof terraces.

Watermill House / Office of Architecture - Bed, Bedroom, Windows
© Rafael Gamo

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Cite: "Watermill House / Office of Architecture" 14 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/869102/watermill-house-office-of-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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