Office of Architecture

612 degraw st. no. 2 | brooklyn ny 11217 | 718.643.0371 |

Watermill House Description

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News

February 3, 2017 – Brooklyn Row House is a featured in a story on Dwell.  See here.

January 26, 2017 – A story on the Watermill House on Wallpaper.com. See here.

December 8, 2016 – Final images of the Watermill House are here.

September 14, 2016 – Watermill House is nearly complete and the owners have moved in.  Final images coming soon!

April 6, 2016 – Our Kentile Kampaign postcards are published in an article by Urban Omnibus about the Axis Civitas competition.

April 1, 2016 – Brooklyn Row House 1 begins construction!  Completion is scheduled for late fall of 2016.

February 24, 2016 – OA’s OA’s Honorable Mention entry in the Axis Civitas competition is exhibited at Site:Brooklyn gallery in Gowanus, along with other winners.  See details on our entry here.

October 1, 2015 – OA receives honorable mention in Gowanus by Design’s Axis Civitas competition.  See details here.

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Philosophy

Office of Architecture (OA) was established in 2012 on the premise that great spaces require the artful orchestration of vision and logistics; that ingenuity can emerge from the limits set by the hard realities of a problem; and that imagination need not belie common sense. OA engages each project with the design sensibility to envision the big idea and the professional savvy to realize its potential.

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Aniket Shahane, Principal

 

Since founding Office of Architecture in 2012, Aniket has overseen the design and execution of a variety of projects – both commissioned and speculative – that have been featured in diverse print and online publications and exhibits including Architectural Record, Dwell, ArchDaily and Storefront for Art and Architecture. Born in India, raised in the U.S., and trained as an architect in Paris, Barcelona, and New York City, Aniket brings to his work a rich set of experiences and an ability to artfully engage diverse groups of people and projects. Prior to establishing OA, Aniket trained in the offices of notable architects Enric Miralles/Benedetta Tagliabue and Joel Sanders as Designer and Project Architect on several award-winning works. He is a licensed architect in New York.

In addition to practice, Aniket is actively involved in architectural education. He currently teaches architecture studios as a Critic in the M.Arch I and M.Arch II programs at the Yale School of Architecture and is a regular invited juror on architecture reviews at Yale University, Columbia University, NYIT, Parsons, Washington University, and the California College of Arts.

Aniket received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Architecture from Yale University, where he was awarded the Edward Parsons Medal.

 

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Team

Current / Past Team Members: Joshua Eager, Ivan Kostic, Eddie Simpson, Valentin Bansac, Stephen Maher, Tristan Walker, Brendan Pettersen

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Contact


Office of Architecture

612 degraw st. no. 2

brooklyn ny 11217

718.643.0371

[email protected]

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Watermill House

When our clients approached us to discuss the feasibility of designing a 6000 square foot house in Southampton, New York, our immediate concern was that the lot – located in a FEMA floodplain, on a property that is approximately 50% unbuildable wetlands – wouldn’t deliver the square footage or the living spaces required to create a ‘Hamptons Home’. Rather than fight the constraints imposed by the land, we saw this as an opportunity to capture a variety of spaces that could exist under, over, and between the building and the landscape.

The design of this project is literally ‘high-end’. Three zinc-clad volumes – the Public wing, the Guest wing, and the Family wing – elevate all the heated areas and critical infrastructure above the floodplain. These volumes organize the primary indoor areas such as living rooms, bedrooms, baths and mechanical rooms, while interstitial spaces between the house and ground foster a series of outdoor rooms including a carport, a courtyard, a pool pavilion, a terrarium, and roof terraces.

Project Specs:

Architect: Office of Architecture; Team: Aniket Shahane, Ivan Kostic, Tristan Walker, Valentin Bansac, Stephen Maher, Edward Simpson, Joshua Eager

Design Collaborator: Asheshh Saheba

MEP Engineer: Altieri, Siebor, Wieber

Structural Engineer: Blue Sky Design

Expeditor: Barron Environmental

Contractor: Aran Construction

Landscape: Summerhill Landscapes

Pool: Pristine Pools