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Cocoon Cottage, Southampton, Long Island
Suffolk County Residence, New York State, United States of America ? design by Nina Edwards Anker, Assoc. AIA, PhD
Oct 5, 2019
Cocoon Cottage, Southampton, Long Island
Design: Nina Edwards Anker, Assoc. AIA, PhD
Location: Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA

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This LEED-certified cottage, located in Long Island, New York, is called Cocoon because its round walls form a Cocoon shape towards the northern and western neighbors. This rounded enclosed half of the house provides shelter and privacy.
The other glass side of the house, facing south, takes in ocean breezes and open views. By tuning in with given site conditions, and with the help of environmental technologies such as photovoltaic panels, the architectural design serves both the environment and wellbeing. There is no structural steel, only timber, which is advantageous both for the natural surroundings in terms of carbon emissions, and for human lungs. One story high and relatively small in footprint, the cottage is dwarfed by the surrounding trees; the cedar shingle cladding that wraps the house blends in with the existing traditional architectural material palette of the historic neighborhood. The 16-foot-high Long Island cottage is split in two: ?cocooned? into a soft opaque shape that provides privacy, and transparent and crystalline to allow for views onto an undisturbed landscape....
Source: e-architect
URL: https://www.e-architect.co.uk/

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