We are a full service architecture and interior design office based in New York, Western Massachusetts and working the Hudson Valley, Berkshires and beyond. We aim to elevate the quality of people’s lives through architecture by creating spaces that inspire discovery. Our approach is simultaneously exploratory, technical, and responsive to requirements of the project and sites on which we build. Our process intuitively reveals possibilities latent within every brief over a range of project types and scales including urbanism, buildings, houses, renovations, additions, interior design and furniture. Regardless of scale, we are committed to be curiously engaged and thorough from beginning to end.

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Land-use policy in Great Barrington is among the most flexible in the Southern Berkshires. Asked to provide space for an extended family, we were able to use space on the site of the existing home to create a separate structure to provide the basics for weekly visits.

Amenities are provided that would retain the primary residence as the main gathering place for all social functions. 

Sustainably built by incorporating Passive House detailing, the new 800sf structure incorporates american woods for siding and floors. The main entrance eschews the traditional entry, which would otherwise occupy significant usable space within the small footprint,  in favor of a lockable lift and slide which opens to a kitchenette with access to a laundry/mudroom. 

Occupying a site adjacent to a state highway, the north side of the building is free of penetrations and is insulated against sound while windows at the ends offer ample light and fresh air. The result is a space that integrates to the main building, despite being detached, while providing privacy and all functional requirements for families with small children during either short or extended stays.