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Dune Road 2018-09-27T13:43:31+00:00

Project Description

“The primary design objective of the project was to bring views of the ocean and the bay together, using the house itself as a double ended viewing platform.”

This two-story, 5,000-square-foot waterfront home features large cantilevered floors and roofs for a dramatic modern aesthetic with breathtaking views. From its ocean boardwalk to its 50-foot rectangular pool, this house was built to contain elements tailored to the residents’ lifestyle. DRPILLA provided comprehensive structural engineering design services for the project which included the design of the complex glass wall system.

CLIENT
Confidential
ARCHITECT
Barnes Coy Architects
LOCATION
East Quogue, NY
SERVICES
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
COMPLETION
2007

A View from All Angles

The building features an ocean facing living room that cantilevers 30 feet, stretching over the lower pool deck and creating a feeling of hovering over the dunes. This system engages both the 2nd floor and roof framing to achieve the strength to produce such a long span. Due to its modern shape, a main concern was the building’s vibrations caused by lateral wind loads. DRPILLA’s design incorporated structural solutions to diminish adverse “bouncing effects” of the floor of the cantilever, as well as large deflections which would adversely affect the glass wall system.

Built to Last

The structural system comprises steel framing with wood framed infill supported by a 25-foot deep pile foundation system. The grade beams are elevated timbers “shouldered” into the wood piles. Lateral stability of the pile system is achieved by cross-bracing and bending strength of the piles. The building has a break-away wall system below the Base Flood Elevation as required by FEMA.

Built to Last

The structural system comprises steel framing with wood framed infill supported by a 25-foot deep pile foundation system. The grade beams are elevated timbers “shouldered” into the wood piles. Lateral stability of the pile system is achieved by cross-bracing and bending strength of the piles. The building has a break-away wall system below the Base Flood Elevation as required by FEMA.