The Creek Residence is one of the many inspiring projects presented by Bates Masi Architects . This 6,500 square-foot single family home Bridgehampton, New York responds to the multitasking lifestyle of the client. According to the architects, the project is composed of “a series of open-ended boxes, each tailored to a portion of the architectural program focuses the view from the street though the house to the landscape in the rear. Mahogany boards wrap floors, ceilings, and the sides of the boxes to heighten the perspective view and provide privacy from neighbors. Each box has independent audio, video, and climate control. On the exterior, interstitial spaces between the arranged boxes are gardens and patios. With each box occupying a specific program, the multitasking of different events is achieved“. We welcome you to a virtual tour of this diverse contemporary residence displaying an interior design that will surely captivate and inspire you!
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.