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Fire Island Pines: The Latest Architecture and News

A New Website That Catalogs the Mid-Century Modernist Heritage of Fire Island Pines

12:30 - 27 August, 2016
At 601 Tuna Walk is <a href='http://www.archdaily.com/638862/a-frame-rethink-bromley-caldari-architects'>Bromley Caldari Architects' 2013 Renovation</a> of a 1960s A-frame structure by an unknown architect. Image © Mikiko Kikuyama
At 601 Tuna Walk is Bromley Caldari Architects' 2013 Renovation of a 1960s A-frame structure by an unknown architect. Image © Mikiko Kikuyama

At just 1,310 feet (400 meters) across at its widest point, Fire Island, a barrier island to the south of Long Island in New York, may not seem like an ideal place to host a community. Nonetheless, the island is home to a number of small villages, whose seclusion and proximity to the ocean make them popular getaway locations. With its beach atmosphere (the community is only accessible by ferry) and its growing reputation from the 1960s onward as a safe space for the gay community, Fire Island Pines is one such popular summer destination. As the village grew in the post-war years, the care-free recreational lifestyle encouraged by Fire Island Pines' setting was an ideal proving ground for many of the ideals of mid-century modernist house design, with architects such as the prolific Horace Gifford—who designed 40 homes in Fire Island Pines alone—answering the call.

House on Fire Island / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

00:00 - 3 August, 2010
House on Fire Island / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, © Judy Davis
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  • Architects

    Studio 27 Architecture
  • Location

    Fire Island Pines, United States
  • Category

  • Principal In Charge

    Todd Ray, AIA
  • Project Architect

    Bethan Llewellyn
  • Contractor

    Bill Santangelo
  • Area

    1550.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs