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Weekend Home by David Jay Weiner, Architects

By Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine on Dec 21, 2011

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This modern weekend hom e was designed by architects David Jay Weiner, Architects, P.C. and is located in Rensselaer County, New York, USA. The project was especially built for a Japanese owner and spreads over a surface of 1,200 square feet, overlooking the Berkshire Hills. According to the architects, the residence consists of a study, living dining area, master bedroom suite and a large soaking bathtub and pays tribute to Japanese architecture: “In the spirit of a Japanese kimono, the house is conceived as a single sweeping volumetric “sheet” enclosure that wraps and folds into itself to form and define two major interior spaces, and tie the house with the landscape. The primary interior space is used for living, dining and cooking. An extended closed-in porch like aperture, analogous to an engawa or “in-between space” found in traditional Japanese architecture, extends off the main space to frame the primary view and create a transition between inside and outside. The secondary space serves as a master bedroom suite.” Would you escape here for the weekend? [Photography: Tony Morgan / Step Graphics]

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