Hamptons Beach House Residence on Long Island, New York
Hamptons Beach House is private residence designed by Aamodt / Plumb which features a protective aluminum plate screen facade fabricated by Zahner. The residence is located on a narrow barrier island on the south shore of Long Island, an hour and a half from Manhattan.
The property is exposed to Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Shinnecock Bay on the other. Extreme coastal weather conditions meant that the design had to reconcile the desire to openly experience the landscape with a real need for protection.
The solution was to create a tough exterior shell with an open, light-filled interior. Intricate shadow patterns, created by water-jet cut metal screens, move through the house as the day unfolds. More than ornament, the screens protect double height windows from hurricane force winds.