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Beautiful Rural Retreat by TsAO & McKOWN Architects

May 13, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Home Design, Modern Home

Designed by TsAO & McKOWN Architects. This beautiful rural retreat is located in Wainscot, New York, United States. The primary challenge was to design for the needs of a yet-to-be-determined client. Another significant question was how to root the house to the earth; the nearly flat site in a young growth forest offered no footing. We responded by reshaping the topography, establishing the first level slightly below grade and sculpting the surrounding terrain into a gentle rise. In addition to anchoring the house, this also allowed the visible volume to be reduced, and enabled the creation of indoor/outdoor spaces that are at once secluded, yet very open to their surroundings.

The house functions (physically and psychologically) on multiple levels – as much an intimate retreat for two (or one) as an accommodating host to an extended family (or numerous guests) – thus promoting multiple, overlapping narratives. Above, the public face; contained, controlled, consistent. Below, the private sphere; free-wheeling and spontaneous. We chose to embrace, rather than deny, this inherent ambivalence – a duality that is universal to the human condition.

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Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at JFK International Airport by SHoP Architects

December 08, 2011 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

With 7,000 sf of areas, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse located at JFK International Airport, New York. This clubhouse Completed in February 2004 by SHoP Architects, the client is Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at JFK International Airport by SHoP Architects

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

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