Art Collector’s Residence

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Art Collector’s Residence

Buffalo, NY, USA
Year Completed
Building Type
New Build
5,000 sq. ft.

The site for this residence is located within a clearing that is part of 75 acres of woodland. Thus, the house is at once secluded allowing for an intimate relationship with the woods on the north, east and west, and possessing wonderful views to the south.

The residence is anchored with heavy zinc walls, and the tiled concrete plateau of the first floor. The zinc walls segment and create space in the site. The entry walk is edged by a low plaster wall that slices through the house on a north-south axis, separating major interior and exterior spaces. Openings are designed into the walls to provide framed views of the surrounding landscape, while geothermal wells and solar panels are utilized to make the project energy neutral. The residence also won the 2010 Citation Award from the Buffalo/Western New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.