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Bates Masi Architects

Elizabeth II by Bates Masi Architects

Acoustic qualities of the site dictated the details, materials, and form of this Amagansett house.

Architecture can be thought of as a mostly visual discipline, fixating on what one perceives visually, but that would be an inaccurate and one-dimensional understanding of architecture. Architecture is about creating, and catering towards interaction on a truly human scale, where one must consider much more than what the eye can see. This was especially true for Bates Masi Architects when designing this stunning modern home in Amagansett, NY, a popular resort town in Eastern Long Island.

The site of the home, in the heart of the bustling resort town, called for careful consideration of acoustic qualities for the home. The resulting design not only shields the property from the sound of the village, but also resulted in a unique acoustical character within the house as well. Sound insulation also dictated material selection as well as the structure of the home, informing the details and the form of the project. The resulting design is a “richer and more meaningful home for the family,” and quite a visually stunning one at that as well.