Edge of Woods by Martin Architects PC

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r6/r62ki1ikeb4szuts.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The essence of the design celebrates the vernacular of the existing Modernist&nbsp;constructionist&nbsp;facade.&nbsp; Martin Architects was charged with keeping the roots of the house while adding significant scope and quality indoor and outdoor space.&nbsp;The redesign objective was a study in light and material, texture and dynamic space that reflect the views of the equestrian farm&nbsp;with&nbsp;sharp and simple, elegant lines.&nbsp;Standing strong facing a horse farm is a series of windows flanked by&nbsp;two dynamic standing planes.
The added cantilevered minimalist element launches itself from the heart of the house to the private yard, offering an indoor and outdoor space blow to service the outdoor living and pool area. The exterior Architectural palate is rich and includes a perforated powder coated rainscreen, cementitious panels, hand torched cedar facade, textured stucco, glass and metal work.  The interior is an assemblage of pickled white oak floors and walls, a blackened steel stringer stairway with Continue reading "Edge of Woods by Martin Architects PC"

Mill House by Martin Architects PC

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mk/mkkpy3isllsdjt5t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mk/mkkpy3isllsdjt5t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mk/mkkpy3isllsdjt5t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mk/mkkpy3isllsdjt5t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Challenges: Reuse the existing house situated on a tight lot with restrictive setbacks, design within a tight budget and timeline, create a dynamic sculptural Architectural design that masks and reinvents the traditional existing mass into an entirely &ldquo;new&rdquo; modernist and clean vernacular. Maximize the outdoor rooms of the site, introduce landscaping, and create a meditative swimming pool as a focus for the site.
  The macro design was driven by the restraints, the solution is a parti pris instituting a strong modernist gable form placed in front of the towers of the existing structure, masking and allowing them to be used as back of house scope. Public living is contained largely in this minimal open space with articulated and artful lighting, rich materials and the creation of a dynamic stair connection to the open lower floor studio area all dynamically driven by the articulated solar angles and re-designed landscaping of Continue reading "Mill House by Martin Architects PC"

Jaffe Revived by Martin Architects PC

This recently restored modern farmstead was the last home and Studio of “Romantic Modernist” Architect Norman Jaffe. Located in the heart of horse and farm country, Jaffe’s retreat was chosen for its wonderful serenity. We worked with the new owner, a local artist, to enhance the quality of the original architecture and maximize the dynamic experience of the home. Jaffe’s design had evolved over time from a single house to a complex of structures pin-wheeling around a central courtyard with a pool to create several intimate outdoor rooms. The resulting site has the feel of a rural farmstead in the landscape with the main house and outbuildings all in a perpendicular orthogonal relationship to one another. We chose to edit the materiality and cleanse the volumetric geometry to filter the architecture to simple related forms within an oasis of a Japanese inspired landscape. All trim work and corner boards were Continue reading "Jaffe Revived by Martin Architects PC"