Fire Island, NY

This was a 1-week sketch problem in 3rd year design studio at Yale. The program outlined the areas required for a large family on the ocean on Fire Island, New York, with an overall floor area and height limitation. The solution employs the use of a series of overlapping and interlocking floor trays connecting inside and out through glass walls on the lower level living areas.The two upper level trays are sleeping balconies with vision ports to the view. All are engulfed by a large protective roof, hovering on Douglas Fir columns.  The structure and finish is exposed, natural-finished wood: rough planking forms floors supported by double beams that grasp utility-pole column-pilings.