Desai Chia Architecture

Roxbury House / Desai Chia Architecture

The Roxbury House marries art and landscape in intimate and broad moments. The house is positioned uphill and on the edge of the 12-acre property to strategically take advantage of prevailing winds for natural ventilation and to minimize site disturbance

ZN Prototype House by Desai Chia Architecture

The ZN Prototype House was designed as a kit of parts that could easily be erected on any site. We developed this concept after receiving a lot of interest in our design for the LM Guest House (completed in 2012).

Copake Lake House by Desai Chia Architecture

The Copake Lake House engages this lakefront property through a series of framed volumetric compositions and material details that capture views to the water.

Ledge House by Desai Chia Architecture

The Ledge House clients asked us to design a new home that would resonate with the history of the Connecticut Valley, include a material palette that is environmentally friendly, and works with the challenging site on a large rock ledge.

LM Guest House is a Contemplative Retreat for Weekend Visitors in Dutchess County, NY

The LM Guest House integrates a number of sustainable design strategies, including geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, natural ventilation, motorized solar shades, photovoltaic panels, and rainwater harvesting for irrigation, in addition to an elegant structural design.

New York Industrial Loft Renovated and Transformed into a Serene Live-Work Environment

Desai Chia Architecture designed this loft for a photographer who was seeking a serene live-work environment. The 5,000 square foot industrial space was fully renovated to include a library/reception area, living and dining areas, a kitchen, a photo studio, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder room, and ample storage space.

Watermill House in New York by Desai Chia Architecture

Architects: Desai Chia Architecture Project: Watermill House Team: Katherine Chia, Arjun Desai Location: Water Mill, New York, United States Area: 4600.0 ft2 Photographs: Paul Warchol Watermill House is a 3,000 SF...

Michigan Lake House by Desai Chia Architecture

Architects: Desai Chia Architecture in collaboration with Environment Architects Project: Michigan Lake House Structural: Apex Engineering & Management Mechanical: Bayshore Engineering Lighting: Christine Sciulli Light + Design Landscape architect:...