Island Refuge on Atlantic Coast / WOJR: Organization for Architecture

Island Refuge on Atlantic Coast, WOJR: Organization for Architecture

Architects: WOJR: Organization for Architecture
Project: Island Refuge
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Year 2018
Photography: Courtesy of WOJR

Dwelling is a long house on Atlantic coast for the families of three siblings. The site has a rich history; it was once home to the Narragansett people, which is evidenced by archeological findings indicating the Narragansetts settled on the site.

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The Island refuge is lifted off of the ground. The lower level of the house is horizontally-expansive and allows for there to be a continuity from inside to outside connecting the interior space to the views of the site and beyond to the water. The upper level of the house consists of a series of sleeping compartments that are organized in enfilade, allowing one to view the water from the far end of the house.

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