Blaze Makoid Architecture Takes Home Three Awards at AIA Peconic’s Annual Daniel J. Rowen Memorial Design Awards

East Hampton, NY – January 13, 2020 – Blaze Makoid Architecture is pleased to announce its win of three awards at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Peconic Chapter’s 2020 Daniel J. Rowen Memorial Design Awards, held on Saturday, January 11th in East Hampton. The firm received a  Merit Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in the  Architecture Category for its  Shooting Star project in Teton Village, WY.  Shooting Star was also the recipient of this year’s  People’s Choice Award. Additionally, the firm earned a Merit Award for its  Sagaponack project, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the  Projects Unbuilt Category.

Shooting Star, Teton Village, WY: This 8,650 square foot home, designed for a family of five, is situated on the Jackson Hole valley floor, surrounded by the picturesque Teton Mountain Range, at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. A long, covered walk leads to a single story, glass entry hall that both links and divides two, two story wings.  The South wing consists of a vaulted Great Room, Kitchen and Dining areas as well as Cocktail Room and Home Office on the first floor and the Master Suite above.  The North wing on the opposite side of the Entry Hall houses the Bunk Room, Laundry, Ski Room, Garage/Gear Storage and outdoor Ski Lockers. Guest Suites and TV Lounge make up the balance of this wing. The home’s main outdoor living spaces are pushed to the front of the site, to take advantage of mountain views as well as the warm sunsets. The project’s modern exterior aesthetic is balanced by the design’s nod to local vernacular architecture and climate. The cedar shingle, gabled, cold roof is engineered to hold snow in the winter and disappear into the landscape from the mountain. The roof’s eaves extend to protect the reclaimed barn wood sided walls from the elements. A ribbon of rustic local fieldstone runs the perimeter of the project’s base and turns vertically to clad chimneys and feature walls.

 Photographer: Paul Dyer Photography  

Sagaponack, Sagaponack, NY: What happens when a traditional barn meets a mid-century modern beach shack? Sagaponack has an enduring history as ultra-fertile farmland and a legacy as a hotbed of experimental modernism in the 50s and 60s. This project, whose design blends a traditional barn with a mid-century modern beach shack, expresses the locale’s dual identity. At the minimalist main level, expansive windows meet walls of board-formed concrete that pull past the building enclosure and extend into the landscape.  A gabled “barn” wrapped in rich shou sugi ban siding rests atop these. The horizontal boards of the barn mirror the imprint of boards below. The house faces an agrarian reserve and the clients requested that exterior spaces and elevated pool take advantage of the unobstructed views.  A roof deck offers a sweeping vista across the farmland, where gentle winds transform ryegrass into a rippling green ocean. The interiors have been designed for carefree days, laid-back entertaining, and cozy nights.  An open-plan living and dining room features full glass on two sides, dissolving the boundary between indoors and outdoors.  With seven bedrooms, a bunk room, gym, den, home theater, covered outdoor living and dining space, and oversized pool, this home offers resort living at its best.

Courtesy of Blaze Makoid Architecture


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