Long Island House

Glass façade with steel structure for a hurricane-prone area
1100 Architect
United States
Southhampton, NY

Due to its unique location the country house on the east bank of Long Island provides a view both to the Wickapogue Lake and the Atlantic Ocean. By orienting the upper floor towards the lake and opening the ground floor in a panoramic way to the sea the architectural design takes full advantage of the benefits of the geographical position. Assigned by the company Seele Inc., Knippers Helbig is designing and constructing the vertical facades. By using very slim posts the façades feature a high degree of transparency and thus allow for an open view to the dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. A matter of particular interest is the structure of the glass, as it must pass tests specifically designed for hurricane regions including projectile impact.