This project, a summer lake house, was commissioned for a location in Starlight, Pennsylvania just south of the New York border. The house is a cube, which has been subjected to the action of carving. This action has created a new space, which becomes at once interior and exterior. Inserted into the exposed surfaces of the original solid are objects that mediate between the remaining cubic volume and the new inside/out space. These mediating elements act as conduits for communication between interior and exterior spaces of the house; they also become accoutrements, or exterior furniture for the new inside/out space. This project was commissioned in 1993 and received a P/A Design Award and an AIA NYChapter Award the same year.
The materials for the house are concrete block and concrete slab, with painted steel and interiors which are sheet rock with a skim-coat of plaster.