YN-13 House | Morris Sato Studio

• January 6, 2010

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YN-13 House, image courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

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YN-13 House, image courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

New York-based architectural firm Morris Sato Studio has designed the YN-13 House located in Shelter Island. The house was organized on its site as three independent volumes (Main, guest house and garage) enclosing a swimming pool and a courtyard, conceived as a buoyant mass and inspired by historic Japanese residential structures in Kyoto and Kanazawa, the skin is finished in bleached vertical battens and clapboard siding merge with stainless steel roofing to form a unified textured appearance between the walls and the roof.

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+ Project description courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

YN-13 House is organized on its site as three independent volumes enclosing a courtyard-like space with a swimming pool at its center. The biased cut of the main house’s pitched roof and its protruding corners underscore primary views of the landscape and ocean.

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YN-13 House, image courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

Conceived as a buoyant mass and inspired by historic Japanese residential structures in Kyoto and Kanazawa, the house’s bleached cedar vertical battens and clapboard siding merge with the standing seams of the terne-coated stainless steel roofing to visually unify the wall and roof surfaces that, over the course of a day, lends the house an aura of both permanence and temporality.

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YN-13 House, image courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

On the interior, the open, loft-like first level allows for an uninterrupted diagonal flow of space, and the expansive glazing at the corners connect indoor and outdoor activities.

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YN-13 House, image courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

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YN-13 House, image courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

The second level’s bedrooms are punctured with a series of openings and terraces providing light and views. A large interior void joins the first and second floors with light and air and serves as a spatial counterpoint to the masonry chimney tower on the exterior.

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YN-13 House - Main house basement floor plan, drawing courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

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YN-13 House - Main house Level 1 floor plan, drawing courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

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YN-13 House - Main house Level 2 floor plan, drawing courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

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YN-13 House - Guest house floor plan, drawing courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

+ Project credits / data

Project: YN-13 House
Location: Shelter Island, New York
Architect: Morris Sato Studio

+ All images and drawings courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

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