Manhasset, NY – October 20, 2017 – Blaze Makoid Architecture is pleased to announce its win of two 2017 Archi Award Commendations at the AIA Long Island Chapter’s 53rd Annual Archi Awards last night held in Manhasset, NY. The awards were bestowed in the Residential, Over $3 Million category, for the firm’s projects on Old Orchard in East Hampton and on Martis Camp 506 in Truckee, California.
Old Orchard, East Hampton, NY: One year after purchasing this 10,000-square foot modern spec house, the homeowners brought on Blaze Makoid Architecture to give the residence a complete redo. BMA addressed a series of programmatic issues with architectural moments. The language of simple wood and glass elements offers a recognizable contrast to the aluminum skin of the existing building and begins to warm the material palette. A new wood ‘tube’ was added to bisect the main structure, creating an entry plinth a few steps above the existing floor and setting up a visual alignment with a new pool house structure across the property. The second and third elements occur at either end of the existing structure, separated by small glass bridges.
Martis Camp 506, Truckee, CA: This 6,000-square foot residence is sited on an acre of steeply sloping, wooded terrain, with phenomenal views of the Carson mountain range to the north and west. The placement and footprint of the house preserves the natural site features through minimal grading and tree removal. Black stained cedar siding allows for the house to blend with the landscape during the summer and fall, and pose as a dramatic counterpoint to the snow cover through the winter months.
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