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Flying Point 2018-09-26T16:18:11+00:00

Project Description

This project involves the structural design of a new two-story ultra-modern residence in the Hamptons. The luxury home will include 18,200 square feet of living space and includes retractable glass walls, guest quarters, an entertainment room, a gym, an elevator and a six-car garage. Outdoor terraces and patios are staged over a series of levels to create numerous spaces, but the primary one will be the elevated 3,142-square-foot space that’s set to hold a heated infinity pool. The 900-square-foot roof deck commands some of the best views of the surrounding Mecox Bay, Channel Pond and Atlantic Ocean.

CLIENT
Confidential
LOCATION
Water Mill, NY
SERVICES
Structural Engineering
COMPLETION
Ongoing
COST
$32 million

Coastal Foundation Solutions

Building in coastal environments poses unique challenges. To address FEMA flood zone requirements, structures often require being elevated higher than typical to avoid flooding and wave action, particularly in areas where storm surge can inflict severe damage to the buildings structural integrity. To accommodate expected wave impact and scour, the foundation system selected for the house comprises 25-ton wood piles, pile caps and grade beams. The house’s unique design is further expressed by cantilevering the upper floors over a concrete base, emphasizing the impression that the house is floating above the landscape.

Exceeding Minimum Design Standards

DRPILLA’s diverse and in-depth knowledge of materials and structural integration enabled us to evaluate and develop a system that balanced the design intent for both aesthetics and performance. The lateral system is comprised of steel moment frames integrated with engineered lumber, designed to an extremely high degree of tolerance / performance. This allows protection against excessive movements which could impose potentially damaging effects to sensitive finishes such as plaster, glass tile, as well as the curtain wall system.

Exceeding Minimum Design Standards

DRPILLA’s diverse and in-depth knowledge of materials and structural integration enabled us to evaluate and develop a system that balanced the design intent for both aesthetics and performance. The lateral system is comprised of steel moment frames integrated with engineered lumber, designed to an extremely high degree of tolerance / performance. This allows protection against excessive movements which could impose potentially damaging effects to sensitive finishes such as plaster, glass tile, as well as the curtain wall system.

Mastering Form + Function

Slated for completion in 2019, this project seamlessly integrates architectural design with engineering ingenuity to deliver a unique, one-of-a-kind residence inspired by challenging site conditions.