Alfredo De Vido | Architects
Sametz House - Garrison, New York
This 30 feet by 30 feet cubical house is made up of interlocked levels, all of which have splendid views of the Hudson River. Because of its simple shape, the house was economical to build and easy to heat and cool, since it exposes limited surface area to the elements. Cedar boards, stained black to set the house off quietly in the landscape, also serve to absorb additional heat in winter. The apparent size of the relatively small house, and of the spaces within it, is extended through various spatial devices, including the placement of windows to bring light in from unexpected sources.
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