Project: "Promised Land"
Company:Bates Masi + Architects
Designer(s): Bates Masi + Architects, United States
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Entry Description: The owners of this property have a passion for being on the water where their interests are dependent on the wind. Thus the program is organized about an east-west axis that aligns with the prevailing wind and divides the public and private wings. This axis extends through the entire site, carving a narrow clearing through the forest that channels the wind towards the house. Clerestory windows between the glulam rafters admit the breeze and pull it through the structure. Between the two wings, a reflecting pool acts as a barometer for displaying the status of the wind. Light bounces off the rippled surface of the water and projects the character of the wind onto the ceilings of adjacent spaces. Acting as a tool for highlighting the environmental information, the architecture is dependent on the context.

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