Montauk, New York
The Surfside Residence is modern beach house by su11 Architects whose ground floor plan is intended to dissolve into its surroundings. The translucency of the first floor exterior walls is accomplished by minimizing structure at the exterior and creating a torsion resisting core coupled with a rigidized second floor diaphragm. This strategy maximizes the exterior ground floor glazing while preventing lateral movements associated with hurricane force winds.
(Image Credit: su11 Architects)