young projects realizes its six square house as a soft fusion of rigid volumes

young projects realizes its six square house as a soft fusion of rigid volumes

with a playful fusion of gabled geometries, young projects designs its six square house. the dwelling occupies a large and verdant site in bridgehampton, new york and presents a contemporary, design-minded interpretation of the traditional american house. realized as a cluster of six 24-foot square modules, the organization sees a new continuity as gabled roof lines flow together in an harmonious union. the formal strategy results in a new language of curving edges and undulating surfaces, all exaggerated with the striated texture of the deep grey, slatted accoya wood finish.

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alan tansey | @atanz

 

 

young projects realizes its six square house as a contemporary celebration of the traditional farmhouse architecture typical of its long island context. the house is introduced as a counterpart to the adjacent farmhouse, which the client had outgrown. as a radical reimagination of the barn typology, six little barn-line modules tessellate around a central courtyard. this organization, depending on the perspective of the viewer, lends a balance between symmetry and asymmetry. this dialogue is further enhanced by the dynamic roofscape, which hybridizes rigid roofs and curving eaves.

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the team at young projects curates the approach to its six square house to frame a view of the garage and living room modules. these moments are separated by a polished concrete path that leads directly into the triangular courtyard, the focal point of the project. with its deep-grey rainscreen facade and the aligned slatted roof a texture of long, vertical striations is created which begins at the roof ridge and cascades to the ground. the durable and low-maintenance accoya and western red cedar rainscreens recall the historic cedar facade of the farmhouse while reading as distinctly contemporary.

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bryan young, founder and co-principal of young projects comments:starting with the simple vernacular typology of a barn, the hybrid roofscape of the connected squares ebbs and flows as a new dynamic figure, contemporary in its language but timeless in its origin.’ the architect continues: ‘one one hand, the design of the house is governed by its own geometric logic. on the other, the design reframes and connects back to the overall site.’

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young projects realizes its six square house as a soft fusion of rigid volumes young projects realizes its six square house as a soft fusion of rigid volumes young projects realizes its six square house as a soft fusion of rigid volumes young projects realizes its six square house as a soft fusion of rigid volumes

 

 

project info:

 

project title: six square house

architecture: young projects | @young_projects

location: bridgehampton, new york

general contractor: taconic builders

structural engineer: silman

landscape architecture: coen+partners

rainscreen supplier: reSAWN TIMBER co.

styling: matter made and young projects

kitchen, island, bathroom millwork: chapter+verse

photography: alan tansey | @atanz

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