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Geometric Shelter Island Pavilion Brings Modernist Bursts of Color to Long Island

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 4, 2013 @ 2:05 pm In Architecture,Long Island | No Comments



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Comprised of two pavilions with solid walls on the southern and western side that mitigate excess solar gain [8] in summer months, large overhangs that provide plenty of shading, and sliding doors and windows that ensure control over ventilation, the Shelter Island Pavilion is a comfortable year-round dwelling.

Cooler temperatures are managed with translucent double polycarbonate walls, which have a higher R-value than conventional glass and allow plenty of natural light to penetrate the interior. A geothermal pump [9] provides additional heating for the 1,100 square foot home without racking up a massive electricity bill. Bright, cheerful and thoughtful, the Shelter Island Pavilion is one of Stamberg Aferiat and Associates’ proudest designs.

+ Stamberg Aferiat and Associates [5]

Photos by Paul Warchol


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[6] Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/garden-sheds-are-an-explosion-of-architectural-experimentation/stiff-trevillion-pavilion/

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