We live in a time where smart phones and tablets are in everyone’s hands and multitasking is the normal way of life. Influenced from the client’s multitasking lifestyle, a diverse set of requirements developed for a new home. A series of autonomous open-ended boxes, each tailored to a portion of the architectural program focuses the view from the street though the house to the landscape in the rear. On the exterior, interstitial spaces between the arranged boxes are gardens and patios. The overlap of the boxes on the interior creates thresholds and highlight interesting moments. Transparency through the house puts activities on display, and provides a setting where guests can see and be seen. The separation of program into individual volumes allows the multitasking lifestyle of the clients to continue into their home. Where multitasking on a daily basis can seem chaotic, a new order is developed by the architecture. The client’s new home allows them to keep up with their busy lifestyle while also providing respite from it.
Bates Masi + Architects, a LEED accredited firm with roots in eastern Long Island for over 40 years, responds to each project with extensive research in related architectural fields, materials, craft and the environment for unique solutions as varied as the individuals for whom they are designed. The focus is neither the size nor the type of project but the opportunity to enrich lives and enhance the environment. This attention to all elements of design has been a constant in the firm's philosophy. Projects include urban and suburban residences, schools, offices and furniture in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean, many of which have been recognized by AIA Design Awards and numerous publications.