The Owners were interested in a uniquely modern seaside vacation home and entrusted square three with the design of their coastal retreat. The design concept for the exterior form was inspired by the waves crashing over the rocky shoreline, the blue, green, gray and white ocean water color palette and sea birds floating above the ocean surface in the vicinity of the project site. The idea of creating a living space within an abstract “tube” or “pocket” of a crashing wave emerged.
A tubular wave form was conceived, including the leading edge of the “curl”, to create the walls and roof while the “trough” defines the front entry porch. The gull-wing roof form over the clerestory windows suggests an ocean bird floating above.
Random, vertically oriented windows, including a two story tall glass curtain wall system adjacent to the stair, emulate openings in the tube of the wave, while the blue/green/gray colors of the high pressure laminate rain screen panel siding represent the various colors of the ocean water.