Clients of Ledge House ask Desai Chia Architecture to design their new home located in Cornwall, CT with 2,500 SF in size. This new home resonates with the Connecticut Valley history, designed with environmentally friendly materials with a challenge site on a large rock ledge. Completed in 2019, this house offers not only light interiors but also airy and warm.
Desai Chia Architecture is asked by AF New York to design and develop a new concept for a showroom. This 2018 project is called AFNY Project 6 located in New York. The 6000 SF-showroom will feature a curated group of the most talented plumbing fixture design companies in the world. With moveable plywood and frosted resin plinths, the showroom displays can be reconfigured in inventive ways.
LM Guest House sits on a rock outcropping that overlooks a trout pond and open farmland in Dutchess County, NY. This 2,000 SF guest house has vast unobstructed views of the landscape. Completed in 2013, Desai Chia Architecture integrates a number of sustainable design strategies for this house, including a custom wood wall system and 4 steel columns of the structural design.
Designed for a family with two young children, Montauk House offers two levels plus a basement with 4,600 SF in size located in Montauk, New York. Completed in 2018, Desai Chia Architecture designs this house with an easy flow between indoor and outdoor activities to promote family interaction. The design of this house also integrates several sustainable design strategies.
By merging the renovation project and a new addition together, Desai Chia Architecture expands Watermill House to provide a comfortable cottage. It is a new addition and renovation project of a traditional shingled cottage home with 3,000 SF of renovation area and 1,600 SF of a new addition located in New York. The oriented design is also added to reinforce the relationships between the surrounding landscape and outdoor activities.
Michigan Lake House: An Assemblage of Three Offset Structures with Gentle Undulations of Roofscape and ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ Exterior
The house exterior is clad in ‘shou sugi ban’. It is a traditional Japanese method of charring wood, so it becomes bug resistant and rot-resistant. The modulation of deep facade members and the charred texture can enhance the shadows across the house facade as the sun sets and rises.