Home Design of Shelter Island Pavilion
Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of New-York city-based studio Stamberg Aferiat Architecture have designed Maison Plastique, a cubist 1,100 square foot colorful retreat for their own use.
This is very unique pavilion with bright color design. The pavilion, located on the Shelter Island at the eastern end of Long Island, New York, is composed of two independent pavilions around a pool, one containing a master suite, the other a kitchen and the living area.
The floor plan took shape on a trip to see the reconstructed Barcelona Pavilion (Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 masterpiece) the partners made right after acquiring the property. “It hit us on the plane going over,” says Aferiat.
A wall of corrugated aluminum separates the living area and kitchen. At left is a Kenneth Noland silk screen. Steel-framed polycarbonate walls in the living area abstract the view. The Salsa chair, at left, with Glant cushion fabric, is the architects’ own design. Lamp, Flos. Hanging light fixture, B&B Italia.
Three Ellsworth Kelly works in the east bedroom provided key inspiration for the architects. Noland’s lithograph Quartet is above the bed. Flos floor lamp.
“Like Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, the house is composed of two volumes,” Stamberg says of the plan.
“They don’t touch the ground so much as slice into the earth, leaning and sloping,” Aferiat observes of the canted walls. They drew their vivid palette from the landscape. “Every color in the house exists in the surrounding tree leaves in the fall,” notes Stamberg.
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