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ArchDaily 2019 Photographs: Caylon Hackwith Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ZeroEnergy Design, Jordan Goldman Cocoon House / nea studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926297/cocoon-house-nea-studio Clipboard Sound Engineers:Obelisk Consulting, Charles von MuefflingDrafting:Anna Agoston, Raphael WalterCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Caylon HackwithRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. This LEED-certified home, located in Long Island, New York, is called Cocoon because its round walls form a Cocoon shape towards the northern and western neighbors. This rounded enclosed half of the house provides shelter and privacy. The other glass side of the house, facing south, takes in ocean breezes and open views. The cedar shingle cladding blends in with the architectural material palette of the historic neighborhood. By tuning in to given site conditions, and with the help of environmental technologies such as photovoltaic panels, the architectural design serves both the environment and wellbeing.Save this picture!© Caylon HackwithSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Caylon HackwithThe 16-foot-high Long Island cottage is split in two: ‘cocooned’ into a soft opaque shape that provides privacy, and transparent and crystalline to allow for views onto an undisturbed landscape. Its L-shaped 1730 square foot footprint is shaped by the legal restriction to build at a 150-foot radius from the wetlands and to keep a 35-foot distance from the adjacent properties. Luckily, the view of the greenery towards the ocean faces south and east, so that the southern glass façade provides both views and passive heating gain.Save this picture!© Caylon HackwithThe thermal masses of the thick northern/western walls, supported entirely by a timber structure, keep away humidity and retain heat while providing privacy. The large unbroken sliding doors connect inhabitants with the smells, feel and sounds of the garden and ocean in the distance. In a structure that partakes in the natural landscape, a comfortable temperature is primarily achieved through passive strategies. The sliding doors open to catch prevailing southern breezes from the Atlantic Ocean that temper the heat in the warmer months. In the winter the glass facade collects heat from the southern sun, and in the summertime, interior shades cut 50 percent of the solar heat gain.Save this picture!© Caylon HackwithThe sensual experience of the sun in a structure that is half opaque and half exposed guides the framework of the design. In the half of the cottage that is crystalline and transparent, sunlight filters through the translucent colored skylights reflect off of the water cistern and enter through the glass facades. The skylights above the hallway of the bedroom wing are based on the color theory of Goethe, used by J.M. William Turner in his 19th c. paintings of sunlight above water. The colors range from vermilion red, which signals sunset and rest, above the master bedroom, to deep yellow, which signals zenith and activity, nearest the living room.Save this picture!© Caylon HackwithGeometric patches of colored sunlight from the skylights and glimmering water reflections from the reflecting pool/cistern project onto the interior thick white ovoid back wall, which is punctured by just a few small windows. The changing daylight on the round projection screen connects to solar rhythms throughout the day, directing attention to biorhythms in the passing of seasonal and diurnal cycles, marking hours through slowly moving light patches. It’s meant to serve as a cinematic screen, its round shape abstracting the play of light and shadow, cocooning the interior like an ocean wave with the light hitting its surface.Save this picture!© Caylon HackwithProject gallerySee allShow lessOnline Masterclass: How Online Media can Boost your Company’s Image and Growth?LectureThe Swan Science Museum / Rurban StudioSelected Projects Share “COPY” “COPY” Houses Architects: nea studio Year Completion year of this architecture project Nina Edwards Anker Year: CopyHouses, Sustainability•New York, United States Structural Engineers: Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Caylon Hackwith+ 39Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926297/cocoon-house-nea-studio Clipboard LaufsED, Will Laufs Manufacturers: Unalam Mechanical Engineers: Electrical Engineers: Avioworks, Michael Edwards United States Cocoon House / nea studioSave this projectSaveCocoon House / nea studio Photographs CopyAbout this officenea studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityNew YorkOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on October 11, 2019Cite: “Cocoon House / nea studio” 11 Oct 2019. 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