The dualistic design Sagaponac House
Here is an example of witty dualistic design that fits to the terrain in the most original way. You should have a really creative mind to think of an idea like this one here.
Sagaponac House is a 4,500 square in an eastern Long Island community, designed by Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown, partners of Tsao & McKown Architects, New York. It is a contemporary underground architecture – a modern, minimalist cube above the land line, and elaborate swimming pool house beneath. Now that it true underground design! The topography of the house was reshaped in order to root the structure to the earth, considering the nearly flat site in a young growth forest had offered no footing.
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The upper white cube was established slightly below grade while the surrounding terrain was sculpted into a gentle rise. The upper floor is a light-filled space connected to the pool and entertaining area.
Anchoring the house also allowed the visible volume to be reduced, and enabled the creation of once secluded indoor/outdoor spaces. The Sagaponac House functions on multiple levels – as much an intimate retreat for two as an accommodating host to an extended family. Thus it promotes overlapping narratives, which is a great approach. Check out the rooftop patio which is a sprawling space ideal for socializing and relaxing in the sunshine. House interiors boast modern, glass-walled living rooms with tall ceilings soaking with natural light. Each room of this house offers views of the green outdoors, and some feature walkouts to al fresco entertaining areas and the pool. In the same time nobody can peer into the free-wheeling and spontaneous private areas from the street. The design examines and embraces both orderliness and spontaneity – universal duality of the human condition. For more information about this original design visit TsAO & McKOWN
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