At 97 Mid Ocean Drive, we were immediately struck by the stunning beauty of our oceanfront site and decided to celebrate the landscape of the Hamptons in our design for this 10,000 SF house.
Studio Name: Andre Kikoski Architect
Design Team: Andre Kikoski, AIA LEED AP, Principal; Liam Harris, LEED AP, Sam Coles
Area: 10,000 SF
Location: Bridgehampton, NY
Landscape Architect – Hollander Landscape
Structural Engineer – Holzmacher Engineering
Mechanical Engineer – Kolb Mechanical
Photography Credits: Studio AMD – Renderings
Other Credits: N/A
We wanted to create harmony among house, land and sea, in a contemporary design that brings the outdoors in. We dissolved the boundaries between interior and exterior living spaces with structural sliding glass walls that disappear into pocket cavities.
A triple height staircase atrium fills the interior with natural light and connects to a planted rooftop. The feature outdoor deck, poised above the dunes, provides a focal point for casual summer living with a glass-edged pool, trellised kitchen, dining area, seated fire pit, and multiple areas landscaped with native plantings.
Notably, our design embraces the most advanced sustainable technologies in climate-conscious building including geothermal ground coupling and a solar rooftop panel farm. Even the playfully proportioned facades incorporate high-tech glazing to minimize solar heat gain. The remaining exterior of the house is clad in simple stucco and a randomly staggered horizontal screen of three different sizes of local wood components — to complement the clean lines of the exterior with an inviting dappling of shade and shadow.
Andre Kikoski, AIA, LEED AP, is the founding principal of Andre Kikoski Architect — an internationally renowned firm that consistently creates compelling design in a variety of social and cultural contexts. The firm’s diverse portfolio includes iconic cultural, residential, hospitality and retail projects for accomplished entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and taste-makers including The Guggenheim Museum, The Related Companies at Hudson Yards, The Howard Hughes Corporation, The Kohler Companies, Ligne Roset, Saks Fifth Avenue, Swarovski Crystal, and most recently DHA Capital at 75 Kenmare Street. Grounded by enduring architectural principles and driven by innovation, the firm is currently engaged in projects are located throughout North America, Asia and Europe.
Andre Kikoski Architect’s fastidious approach produces architecture that unifies people by engaging their memory, activating their senses and creating emotional connection points. The Wright at the Guggenheim is a unique place to converge in and around art, literally weaving artistry into the very fabric of design. One Hudson Yards features amenities and residences that provide comfort and conviviality, condensing the social landscape of an entire neighborhood inside a single new building. 75 Kenmare’s handcrafted cast concrete exterior elevates a common building material to create inspired architecture for the benefit of residents and the community alike. Whether designing a building, an interior, or anything in between, the firm’s mission is to provide places for people to come together and create community.
A recipient of the American Institute of Architect’s Institute Honor Award, Andre Kikoski Architect has garnered over 44 international design awards and is featured in over 1,000 publications across 30 countries. A frequent lecturer in Asia, Europe and North and South America, Andre received his Master’s degree in Architecture at Harvard University, where he earned Distinctions for Innovation in Design and Technology, and is a Trustee of the Van Alen Institute and Alumni Council Emeritus at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prior to founding the firm, Andre trained in the offices of I. M. Pei, Richard Meier, and Peter Eisenman.