Free Float
Harriet Andronikides

Free Float

THE UP STUDIO as Architects

Free Float is a pool house that continues our studio's obsession with contextual contradiction. Located on a three acre estate in Sands Point NY, the modern pool house is juxtaposed against the existing traditional home. A column-free, simple shading area was created to protect occupants from the summer sun while still allowing the structure to feel light and open, maintaining views of the Long Island Sound and surrounding beaches.

 

The owners — a family of four — originally set out to build a traditional cabana in the style of their house, but discovered that the restrictions of the neo-traditional aesthetic was preventing it from meeting their goals. They then hired our studio to create a modern design that could achieve the unobstructed views and flexibility they desired.

 

The required program was merged into one massing, located on the northeast corner of the site, creating open views of the Long Island Sound and the property. The shade structure was then added, which was designed to be free of columns, by embedding steel into the massing block. This created an open floor plan below.

 

Material Used :
1. Belden - Brick - Black
2. Natural Cedar - Trellis
3. Walnut - Interior Finishes
4. Marmiro Stone - Patio Stone
5. Grohe - Exterior Fixture
6. AFNY - Interior Fixture

Project Credits
Structural Consultant
General Contractor
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Exterior FixtureGROHE
Brick - BlackBelden Brick Company
Patio StoneMarmiro Stones
Product Spec Sheet
Exterior Fixture
by GROHE
Brick - Black
Patio Stone
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