‘manor lane residence’ by blank studio, east hampton, new york, united states
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phoenix-based practice blank studio has shared with us images of of the manor lane residence located in east hampton on a natural clearing in a site blanketed with miniature oaks. the form of the house was derived from two crossing axes that converge in a double height atrium space containing the gallery. the projecting wings also subdivide the exterior into four separate zones: the entry courtyard, swimming pool, dining room extension onto a timber deck, and an open space with the possibility for multiple uses. the program follows a piano nobile strategy whereby the bedrooms and media room are located on the ground floor and the social spaces – kitchen, living, dining, and music rooms – are located on the second story.  in this way, from the sociable public spaces you can enjoy the dense canopies and views of the sea inlet to the horizon, while from your bedroom you can directly access various private gardens and the forest. the concept of intersection or overlapping elements is present all throughout the project at all scales. just as the various wings overlap, so does the bridging over the central atrium, so does the metal cladding of the exterior.



entrance to the central space
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double-height gallery space
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view from the second level
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floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



roof plan







project info:



project area: 5,450 sq ft (506.32 sq m)
site area: 3.77 acre (1.52 ha)
structure: steel frame, wood joist floors and roof frames
major materials: pre-weathered zinc sheet, white oak planks, low-iron insulated glass, satin acid etched translucent glass
project team: blank studio architecture, llc, architect; matthew g trzebiatowski, aia, leed ap (design architect); claudio campra, visualizations