Long Island, New York.
The residence started out as an idea to accommodate 3 generations of the same family. So it took its form, that the private spaces surrounded a great public space, which is the 2 story central living, dining, entry and lounge space, a sort of indoor court yard. With its larges glazed areas this space as others in this home feel very attached to the outdoors.
There is great continuity from indoor to outdoor also reinforced by using the same materials inside and out.
The house is mostly clad in a unique material, which is a 3mm (0.12in) porcelain panel. The entry and the surfaces surrounding the main courtyard are clad in Zinc. All the roofs are green and are all accessible as usable as outdoor terraces.
The house is slated to receive a LEED for homes Silver as we incorporated many sustainable systems, such as: geothermal heating and cooling ( fossil fuel is only used for cooking); LED lighting; water reclaim; super insulation ( the entire house is foamed); steel frame ( no wood was used); no maintenance materials like the slimtech and zinc; radiant heat throughout.