Sag Harbor House.

location: Sag Harbor, NY.

client: private.

area: 4,000sf.

budget: $3 M US.

status: unbuilt.

strategy
Harbor view
Lower program aligned with sun
Upper program aligned with view
Flood plain level
Program above flood plain
Site
Founation
Lower level
Upper level
Section
South view
East elevation
Section
North elevation
West elevation
South elevation

The site is located in front of the Sag Harbor marina in Long Island.  The flood plane is above the highest point of the property so it is elevated above with a hyperbolic paraboloid concrete shell that serves a double purpose: aside from elevating the house, because of its geometry a bridge allows the water to flow underneath it. The program on the lower floor (the public) is oriented east-west to capture daylight and the upper programming (private) is oriented north-south to capture the marina views.