Residential Design

VOL.6 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Travel just 1 ½ hours north of Manhattan, and you are worlds away from the cacophony of the city. Imagine the golden sun-drenched landscape of a Hudson River School painting—peaceful, beautiful, and timeless. This is the con- text for Lake|Flato's Clinton Corners Residence, a complex of three structures on a 2-acre lakeside property, and the architects' latest foray into prefabricated construction. While the project uses the DNA of the firm's Porch House program, it is its own new hybrid species. The Porch House was conceived as a module-based system, adapted to each site through linking "porch" elements— interstitial connectors that could be open or enclosed or a mixture of both. The porch elements gave the firm the flexi- bility to adapt the modules to the site in felicitous ways. Bill Aylor, AIA, who's lead the program with Ted Flato since its inception, has explored a number of means of delivering the modules. The initial thought was they should be built in a factory to ensure quality and reduce cost. Ultimately, says Bill, the firm has never built two Porch Houses in the same way—for a variety A Timely Way of Building Prefabricated components and skilled on-site craftsmanship combine to deliver a new kind of custom home. BY S. CLAIRE CONROY LOCATION: CLINTON CORNERS, N.Y. ARCHITECT LAKE|FLATO ARCHITECTS BUILDER: INGRAINED WOODWORKING, BENSONWOOD 27 VOL. 6, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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