By admin • Jun 6, 2011
After a fire consumed their house on Fishers Island, New York, the owners asked Tom Phifer and Partners to design a glass house a long narrow glass and steel house that would take in views of both water and gardens.
The ceiling is only eleven feet high, the exact height of the pruned apple trees that border the front door on the south side of the house.
The new house is not only transparent to the gardens, water and sky. It is a glass pavilion devoted to art.
Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of New-York city-based studio Stamberg Aferiat Architecture have designed Maison Plastique, a cubist 1,100 square foot colorful retreat for their own use.
The pavilion, located on the Shelter Island at the eastern end of Long Island, New York, is composed of two independent pavilions around a pool, one containing a master suite, the other a kitchen and the living area.
By admin • May 18, 2011
Located in Kerhonkson, a a hamlet in Ulster County, New York, this prefab mountain retreat was designed by architects Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz of Resolution: 4 Architecture (Res4).
The 1,800 square foot two bedroom, two bathroom residence sits on a five acre rocky lot “overwhelming city skyscrapers and the scuttle of yellow cabs for sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains and hawks gliding over the thermals below.”
By admin • Apr 12, 2011
This 2,900-square-foot residence designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners is situated on a rolling meadow and commands dramatic views of an agricultural valley and the distant Catskills in rural upstate New York.
The home’s primary organizational element is a six-foot-high concrete wall that retains the earth on the uphill side and defines a large entry court in the middle.
The entry and living spaces are open to views and arranged in a linear fashion along the downhill side of the wall under a gently vaulted, winglike roof.
This award-winning 8,800 square foot home in Taghkanic, in the art of the historic Hudson Valley, New York, was designed by New York-based architectural firm Thomas Phifer and Partners.
Completed in 2002, this residence has won several awards in the following year, culminating in the AIA National Honor Award in 2004.
A 1,800 square foot pavilion, built mainly of glass and steel, surveys the landscape.