Martha's vineyard, massachusetts
August 2016 - ongoing
The Glasshouse on Martha's Vineyard was originally designed by Chester Wisniewski, an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, professor at Cooper Union for over two decades, and founder of Davis, Brody and Wisniewski (now Davis, Brody, and Bond). Its renovation is a constant process, as maintaining a glass building on the island is no easy task. The result, however, is a beautiful living space that blurs the boundaries between outside and inside.
The layout is rational and functional to maximize utility and the connection to the exterior landscape. All of the private bedrooms open to an interior courtyard; this provides the interior circulation path amongst Japanese maple trees and a screened-in private garden. One makes use of the wrap-around interior and exterior porch frequently, living does not happen solely within the house, but within nature as well.
At sunset, the interior surfaces reflect the orange, red and yellow hues of the sky.