At the top of a wooded site in Southampton, New York, Blaze Makoid Architecture studio has designed a magnificent home for a dynamic couple, captivated by the region’s pristine and wild surroundings, and considering the project as a secret enclave in the forest.
The American design firm Blaze Makoid Architecture (BMA), based in The Hamptons, has signed a new project, a four bedroom house on 660 m2, located in Southampton, New York. Traveling frequently, the clients wanted a place to respite, rejuvenate, and regroup for themselves and their friends, and the design team rose to the challenge with flying colors. The topography of the land allowed the architects to design an easily accessible lower level, which is unusual in the area. The villa is long and narrow with a linearly arranged program, for an economically minimal footprint. The horizontality of the design allows the mass of the second story to float above the landscape and to be cantilevered at both ends. The residence overlooks an infinity pool which extends the horizon towards the woods. At the rear, a vertically articulated wall visually connects the three levels of the building. With this integrated approach to indoor and outdoor living, residents can contemplate trees instead of walls. The choice of various textures in compatible tones adds depth and dimension to the rooms, for an airy and luminous rendering, giving an impression of exceptional lightness.