New York, NY
Folklore has it that the property where the Arc House is located was the site of an old American Indian settlement and a burial ground for its princess.
The choice of the arc structure itself reflects our desire to pursue a one-room ideal, uninterrupted by columns that would spill out into the landscape. Large openings at the two ends of the arc are closed with extremely low U-value glass and optimize natural light. The visual boundary of the living space is extended to the pine trees surrounding the house.
The corrugated galvalum arc roof shares an industrial vocabulary with planes and trains that pass by.
Location: East Hampton, NY, US
My Role: Architect