Andrew Franz Architect residences create areas of mindfulness, repose and refuge.
New York, N.Y. (PRWEB)
September 21, 2017
The acclaimed architecture and design firm Andrew Franz Architect has announced several new building commissions, including the completion of a 5,000-square-foot house on Martha’s Vineyard, the construction of a new, 3,000-square-foot residence on Long Island’s East End, and a renovation of a celebrated modernist house on Fire Island. In addition, the firm has substantially completed a penthouse headquarters for a 100-person hedge fund in Manhattan and the redesign of a floating restaurant and lounge.
Noted for creating carefully crafted and exceptionally built homes and interiors, Andrew Franz Architect has been featured recently in in such publications as Architectural Digest, Dwell Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the French glossy Architecture a Vivre. Architect and founding principal Andrew Franz, AIA, also authored a cover story on multifamily housing trends for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) publication, Architecture New York State.
“The best residences for all people successfully elevate the user experience and offer meaningful connections to natural and local environments,” says Franz.
Two new books have included urban home projects by Andrew Franz Architect to highlight how the architectural solutions connect to the outdoors, including in Philip Jodidio’s Rooftops: Islands in the Sky, published this year by Taschen, and last year’s “Living Roofs,” from the publisher TeNeues.
Strong connections between indoors and outdoors — and the ways Andrew Franz Architect residences create areas of mindfulness, repose and refuge — are seen in the new house projects. With the firm’s Meadow Beach House, for example, Franz’s modern take on the New England Victorian cottage responds to its beachside setting in a meadow, with a layout designed to maximize outdoor views and daylight. With plenty of nooks, a memorable breezeway, bumped-out kitchen and five porches, the irregular floor plan breaks down the shingle-clad house’s scale, ingratiating its presence.
For the Long Island House in New York, Andrew Franz Architect has unveiled a composition of wood,…